Firstly, as a candidate, you will need to create a profile on the Canadian government’s immigration site, so it goes into what the system calls the Express Entry pool. Then, the best-placed applicants, with the highest score, receive an invitation to apply for PR.
In a simplified way, we can say that the process consists of two stages:
For this part, you are going to need to provide them information about your:
Step 2: the highest-ranking candidates in the pool are going to get invited to apply for permanent residence.
What does it mean: It means you will be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System, or simply CRS. The CRS gives you a score based on the information in your profile, including your:
You can also get points for:
Canadian Government sends invitations to apply, also called ITA, to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If they invite you to apply, you will have 90 days to submit an online complete application for permanent residence.
In their official website, the Government of Canada says they process most applications and its required supporting documents, in only six months or even less.
Want some more good news? You can stay in the pool for up to 12 months as long as you meet the criteria for one of the federal programs. And if your education or language skills changes, for example, if you finished a new university course and just got a second Diploma or took a second language exam and your results came in with higher test grades, you can update your profile information at anytime.