Suppose you graduate from a full-time program of not less than eight months. In that case, you might be entitled to a Post-Graduation Work Permit. Remember that many people use the PGWP to gain Canadian work experience.

To work in Canada, as with most countries, you must have a work permit. Canada’s more than 100 work permit options are typically divided into two broad groups. The categories include the International Mobility Program work permits and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permits.

What’s the Difference?

The primary difference is that the IMP work permits aim to support Canada’s social, cultural, and economic priorities. In contrast, the TFWP work permits require the companies/businesses to complete a Labor Market Impact Assessment. And since the work that IMP work permit holders perform is of significant help to Canada, the work permits are LMIA-exempt.

How Can You Immigrate Via Express Entry?

First, it is essential to note that Express Entry is typically an application management system for the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Federal Skilled Worker Program, the three Canadian immigration programs. Therefore, if you intend to get into the Express Entry candidates pool, you must qualify for at least one of the above programs.

Once in the candidates’ pool, you get a score based on IRCC’s CRS. The Comprehensive Ranking System considers economic factors like your study experience, work experience in a skilled occupation, age, official language ability, etc.

If you garner more CRS points, you will have a higher chance of receiving an Invitation to Apply for a Canadian permanent residence. You can also be invited to apply for a provisional nomination via a PNP. Responding to the invitation and getting nominated helps you gain an extra six hundred CRS points as a bonus. This reward is significant because it is a practical guarantee that you will get an Invitation to Apply in an Express Entry draw that will follow.

Final Word

Always remember that the ITA is generally the key to the successful application for Canadian immigration through Express Entry. The IRCC features a six-month processing standard to respond once they receive your response to the ITA. However, since the pandemic has somewhat slowed down actual processing times, the current wait times on the IRCC web page may be more than six months.

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