Express Entry is a new system for immigration to Canada founded in January 2015. The program encountered mixed reactions, with some people touting its benefits and others arguing that the costs outweigh the benefits.
Immigration to Canada brings better healthcare, education, and job opportunities than immigrating to many other countries.
So, is Express Entry worth it? This blog post will explore the application process for Express Entry, weighing the costs against the potential benefits.
How Does The Express Entry Work?
The Express Entry system streamlines the immigration process for skilled workers interested in immigrating to Canada. The program uses a points-based ranking system, where applicants are scored based on various factors, including education level, work experience, language skills, and more. It’s also important to note that there are costs associated with the application for an Express Entry.
After submitting a profile through the Express Entry system and receiving an invitation to apply, applicants must pay an application fee and submit additional documentation.
Permanent residence candidates must also go through the medical, criminal, and security checks required for all immigrants to Canada.
What Documents Are Required?
When applying for Express Entry, you must submit several documents to prove the validity of your application. These documents include a passport or other travel document, a copy of your birth certificate, medical tests conducted by an authorized physician, and a police certificate to prove that you have no criminal history.
Depending on the path of Express Entry you have pursued, you may also have to submit educational transcripts, proof of family relationship to Canadians, documents relating to your work experience, and proof that you can fund your stay in Canada.
If you are applying under the Federal Skilled Worker program, you may also have to submit a letter of interest from an employer or proof of a job offer from an employer.