Express entry is the main source of skilled immigrants who want to live in the country as permanent residents. It is the fastest immigration program to apply for a PR Visa. An ideal application takes 6 to 8 months to process. If you want to move to Canada, Express entry is the best option for you.
You can apply for Canada PR Visa through the Express entry program by following 4 simple steps:
Step 1: Check your eligibility - Before you apply, you have to see if you can meet the minimum requirements of any one of the three economic immigration programs managed by Express entry:
- Federal Skilled Worker
- Federal Skilled Trades
- Canadian Experience Class
Step 2: Create your Express entry profile - Once you clear the requirements, you can create your express entry profile online and get submitted into the express entry pool. The express entry uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank the profiles in the pool.
Step 3: Get an ITA - IRCC frequently holds express entry draws inviting express entry profiles that rank highest in the pool.
Step 4: Submit PR Visa application - After you get your ITA, you have 60 days (IRCC is now giving a total of 90 days because of the pandemic) to submit your complete application with proper documentation to IRCC. IRCC will assess your application, which takes around 6 to 8 months. If your application is selected, you will receive your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) through the mail.
When you reach your Point of Entry (POE), the immigration authority at the airport will issue your PR Visa Card.