On January 1st, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced a new form of express processing for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class program, with a six-month turn around time for most applications.
The program is based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which assigns scores to each candidate in the Express Entry pool and then ranks candidates against each other in the pool. Candidates with the highest scores, who meet eligibility requirements of one of the programs, are then selected from the pool and issued an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Applicants who do not receive an ITA within 12 months or whose language test results expire (they are only valid for 2 years) will be removed from the pool and need to create a new profile.
Our immigration consultants have extensive experience with the Express Entry system and can assist you in preparing your Express Entry profiles and permanent residence applications. We can suggest ways in which you can improve your competitiveness in the pool.