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How to create Express Entry Profile? Step by Step Instructions!

How to create Express Entry Profile? Step by Step Instructions!

Step by step instructions to create your express entry profile?

1) Find out your eligibility- For this you have to do the quiz which will ask you about your-

  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Language ability
  • Family members
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Details on any job offer you get from Canada

The quiz will take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete the quiz to find out your eligibility. If you will be eligible then you can read further detailed instructions regarding further steps.Click on this link to give the test:

2) Complete your language test: To pass this test; you have to get at least CLB 7 in all 4 sections which will include Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC) streams. But if you get CLB 10, it will give you the most points for this language test.

How is your CLB equivalent to the language tests?

IRCC posts this information on their website for the convenience of all the stakeholders. Also, you can refer to the tables below to get this information regarding these equivalencies.

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3) Assess your qualification by completing an Education Credential Assessment-

To verify that your foreign degree or diploma or certification is valid and equivalent to the Canadian one, you need to pass this Educational credential assessment (ECA). They are of different types. For immigration purposes, ECA is mandatory. If you possess any other type of ECA, it may be re-issued depending upon the type and nature of ECA and the issuing organization. ECA report and its reference number can be included in your express entry profile. ECA report may also help you when you’re looking for a job. But, this is not a guarantee.

Who needs ECA?

If you have completed your education from outside Canada then you need this assessment-

You may also be able to get points for your spouse or your common-law partner’s education if they also come with you to Canada. An assessment is not required for a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate. It is just a means to show that your foreign degree is equal to Canadian standards.

4) Find your National Occupation Classification (NOC):

Your job must be of type NOC 0, A, or B for FSW or CEC. NOC system is used to give classifications to jobs and occupations. Jobs can be grouped on the basis of –

  • Job duty
  • Work which a person do

The main groups are below:

  • Skill Type 0- various managerial jobs, like:
    • Restaurant managers
    • Mine managers
    • Captains in fishing
  • Skill Level A: various professional jobs that require a degree from a recognized university, such as:
    • Doctors
    • Dentists
    • Architects
  • Skill Level B: various technical and skilled jobs that require college diploma or training like an apprentice, such as:
    • Chefs
    • Plumbers
    • Electricians
  • Skill Level C: medium level jobs that usually require high school and job-specific training, such as:
    • Industrial butchers
    • Long-haul truck drivers
    • Food and beverage servers
  • Skill Level D: labor jobs which provide on-the-job training, such as:
    • Fruit pickers
    • Cleaning staff
    • Oil field workers

If you are going to Canada as a skilled migrant through Express Entry-

Your past job must be skill type 0, or level A or B to make use of Express Entry. This Express Entry system demands applications for PR if you want be considered as:

If you are going to Canada as a skilled migrant (Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program) Your experience in work possess skill type/level 0, A, B, or C.

If your job requires skill level C or D>

  • You can immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee (all skill types/levels),
  • You can immigrate to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (skill type/level 0, A, B, or C), or
  • You are able to work here for up to two years.

People who can immigrate to Canada on a temporary basis are not permanent residents. But many immigrate to Canada on a Permanent basis.

5) Create your express entry profile after getting everything in hand-

If you want to go to Canada on an express entry basis, the first step that you need to follow is to make an express entry profile after checking your eligibility. If you will be eligible, you will be -

  • Placed In a group of others who are eligible too
  • Given a score or rank following certain factors
  • Sent an invitation to apply for Canadian PR but only if you are one of the top candidates.

Entering the express entry group is not a guarantee that you will be invited to apply for a PR.

To create your profile you will need certain documents, NOC, code and job title. Sign in through your account by using your IRCC credentials.

You will get 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry profile. Otherwise, you have to start again.

Points will be given based on age, your education, and work experience in a number of years, and language skills. The detailed point system is here -->

The more points you will get, the better it will be. The maximum number of marks you can get are 1200. Out of this 600 marks are for CEC applicants. Someone who has work experience working in Canada are eligible only to get 520 points.

6) Finally, you have to wait to get your invitation to apply (ITA)-

Meantime while you wait for your ITA, you need to do the needful-

  • a) Get your application fee (C$550 for applicant and the spouse each) and right of a permanent resident fee (C$490 for the applicant and the spouse each) prepared.
  • b) Make out on how to provide your proof of funds
  • c) See what is being essential for the police certificates
  • d) Check out the duration to search out a date for the medical exam.
  • e) Get in touch with previous and present employers asking them to provide letters of jobs.

You should have a minimum experience of 12 months working full-time or the same amount in part-time. Full-time work recognizes a minimum of 30 hours of work each week which is paid. Work experience when you were working as a student full time will not be counted.

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