Until December of 2014, Canada used to process permanent residency applications from skilled workers on a first come first serve basis. But in January 2015 they launched their famous Express Entry system which is basically an online application management system used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to manage applications for permanent residency from Skilled workers under the three federal immigration programs namely: Federal Skilled Worker program, Federal Trades Worker program and the Canadian Experience class program, and also for a selected number of Canada’s provincial programs that are linked to Express Entry system, also known as Enhanced PNP programs.


In order to create a valid profile in the Express Entry pool, a candidate must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the above mentioned three economics immigration programs. Once a candidate creates their online profile known as Expression of Interest (EOI) their profile will be ranked against other candidates based on a points based system, known as the Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS). The highest ranking profiles are then picked up from the pool and sent an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR via their periodic draws that happen usually every two weeks.

Candidates receiving an ITA are then required to submit their completed PR applications along with the payment of the processing fees within the 90 days deadline failing which, the ITA stands invalid. The federal government’s target is to process completed applications within a maximum of 6 months.


Here are the top 10 benefits that comes along with a Canadian Permanent Resident visa
  • Right to sponsor your family members
  • Free world-class education at public schools
  • A booming economy with plenty of high paying jobs
  • Free access to universal healthcare and medical cover
  • Subsidized higher education at top universities in the world
  • A multi-cultural society offering a safe & secure environment
  • Right to live, work, study or start a business anywhere in Canada
  • Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Eligible for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years and upon meeting certain conditions
  • Access to social services and social security benefits offered by Canadian government
Express Entry is a two step process.

Step 1

  • In step one a candidate needs to first meet the basic eligibility criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker program (FSWP) and score at least 67 points out of 100 as per the FSWP points calculation, apart from meeting the other eligibility criteria’s for the Federal Skilled Worker program.

Please CLICK HERE to check the points table and to calculate your score under the Federal Skilled Worker program points calculation.

Step 2

  • In step two, candidates who meet the basic eligibility criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker program (FSWP) can submit their profiles in the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked amongst the other applicants in the pool and are given a ranking which is known as Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS).

Please CLICK HERE to check the points table and to calculate your Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS).

To find out your COMPREHENSIVE RANKING SCORE (CRS), please give us a call at: +91 9310385606 or fill up our Free Assessment Form below.


In order to qualify for the Express Entry program in Canada, one of the requirements is that your occupation should be listed under the In Demand Occupation List for Canada. There are a total of 347 occupations which are eligible to apply and you can check the complete list by CLICKING HERE

Other Experience Related Requirements -
  • The applicant must have a minimum of one-year full time continuous and paid work experience or an equivalent of part-time continuous experience in one of the eligible occupations in the last 10 years, listed under the National Occupation Classification System, &
  • The experience should be in an occupation falling under National Occupation Classification (NOC) 0, A or B.
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Express Entry: Step-by-Step Guide
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  • Step 1. Checking your basic eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Step 2. Selecting the correct NOC (National Occupation Classification) as per your experience in last 10 years
  • Step 3. Getting your Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) completed from an approved body in Canada
  • Step 4. Taking an approved English and/or French language test
  • Step 5. Arrange other initial documents required to submit Express Entry profile
  • Step 6. Submit your profile in the Express Entry pool
  • Step 7. Submitting your profile to various Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), if required
  • Step 8. Wait to receive a PNP Invite OR an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Federal Government
  • Step 9. Arrange required documents, including Police Clearance & Medicals, and submit your PR application
  • Step 10. Wait to get Passport request for visa stamping
  • Step 11. Receive COPR letter (Confirmation of Permanent Residence)
  • Step 12. Prepare to Fly to Canada


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Here is a glimpse of different government fees which you will have to pay for your Express Entry application (subject to change, please refer to IRCC website or contact our team to find out the latest/current applicable fee).

Visa Type Applicant Spouse Each Children below 22 ages
Permanent Residency - Visa Fees CAD$ 850 CAD$ 850 CAD$ 230
Right of Permanent Residency Fees (RPRF) CAD$ 515 CAD$ 515 NA
PNP Fees (If applicable) CAD$300- $1500 NA NA
Bio-metric Fees(Applicable for any applicant above 14years of age) CAD$ 85 CAD$ 85 CAD$ 85 (if applicable)
Education Credential Assessment Fees (ECA fees) CA$ 250 - 785 CA$ 250 - 785 NA


Who Needs Proofs of Funds

    You require Proof of Funds to meet the basic requirements of the
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

Who Doesn’t Need Proof of Fund?

    You don't have to show Proof of Funds if,
  • you're applying under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or
  • you're authorized to work in Canada and you have a valid job offer, regardless of whether you apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trades Program

How much money you will require?

    How much money you need to show depends on the size of your family. In family you must include,
  • yourself
  • your spouse or partner
  • your and your spouse’s dependent kids

You must include your Spouse and/or Dependent Children even if they’re

  • Permanent Residents or Citizens of Canada
  • Not coming to Canada with you

Summary of Canada's Immigration Levels Plans

In 2021, IRCC surpassed its immigration level targets by inviting in excess of 405,000 new immigrants. The accompanying table sums up Canada's immigration targets for 2022-2024 under different categories:

Immigration Class 2022 2023 2024
Economic 241,850 253,000 267,750
Family 105,000 109,500 113,000
Refugee 76,545 74,055 62,500
Humanitarian 8,250 10,500 7,750
Total 431,645 447,055 451,000

Key Facts and Figures about Canada Immigration and Express Entry System

  • Since its launch in January 2015, the Express Entry program has become one of the worlds’ most popular and most sought after immigration programs and it is used as an example of how to run an economic immigration program in a flexible and successful way.
  • Through the Express Entry system, Canada has been successfully attracting some of the most talented and skilled working professionals from around the world who all wants to be a part of this blossoming and culturally diverse nation.
  • Approximately 1 in 4 workers (26%) in Canada are immigrants.
  • As of 2016, there were 6,00,000 self-employed immigrants employing over 2,60,000 Canadians.
  • Permanent and non-permanent immigration accounted for over 82% of Canada’s population growth between the years 2018-2019.
  • In 2021, Canada achieved its highest level of permanent resident admissions in recent history by landing more than 4,05,000 new immigrants in the country.
  • The Economic immigration Class continued to be the largest source of permanent resident admissions in the year 2021 as approximately 62% of all admissions totalling 2,52,975 were admitted under the Economic Class.
  • More than 13% of the new immigrants, totalling roughly 53,960, got selected for the permanent residency through the provincial nominee programs in the year 2021.
  • India continued to be the top source country for Permanent Residents landing in Canada in 2021, accounting for more than 32% of the total admissions
  • To tackle the challenge of an increasing job market requirements, aging population and low birth rates, the Federal government has announced their 2022-2024 immigration levels plans which aims to welcome 4,31,645 permanent residents in 2022, 4,47,055 in 2023 and 4,51,000 new immigrants in the year 2024.
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