The latest immigration and visa news for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and select European countries - straight from the leading immigrant advocates in the Philippines.
To be included in the pool of candidates for Canadian permanent residence, you must qualify first for at least one of the federal immigration programs. These are the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (or CRS), the Express Entry assigns migration points to each profile in the pool. The maximum points anyone can get is 1,200.
The CRS component is based on the following factors:
Your spouse or common-law partner may also contribute points to the application based on:
You may also acquire additional points if you:
Once you apply to the system, regardless of the immigration program, Express Entry will automatically assign points to your profile, and rank it against those of other applicants already in the system.
Only those who score highest are invited to apply for permanent residence.
If there is more than one candidate who reached the lowest score of the cut-off, the Express Entry system will create a tie-breaker, based on the date and time an applicant submits an Express Entry profile. Therefore, apply as soon as you've completed the requirements!
As soon as the system accepts your application, you will receive an email directing you to open an account with Job Bank. Doing so will provide potential employers with an opportunity to look for qualified employees.
If you are invited to apply, you will have to submit a completed Application for Permanent Residence within sixty (60) days. You may qualify for the permanent visa once you:
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