Stage 1- Express Entry Pool profile creation: You need to fill out the forms with all your information (work experience, education, age, etc.). Supporting documents are not required at this stage. However, if the information provided is not accurate and you misrepresent, your application could be refused. If your profile is accepted, it will be in the Express Entry pool for up to 1 year. We ensure that all the forms are completed accurately to avoid any future problems, errors or omissions.
Stage 2 – Permanent Residence Application: Immigration Canada will choose the best profiles according to a points system and other factors (such as occupations in demand) on average once or twice a month. If you receive an invitation to apply (ITA), you will have only 60 days to submit your Permanent Residence Application online. All the supporting documents must be submitted; they must be consistent with the forms you submitted in Stage 1. Since you only have 60 days to submit your application, we have implemented a priority system to deal with the Express Entry cases. According to Immigration Canada, once they have received your complete application, they will process it within six months.
Note: If you have a job offer, your employer must process an LMIA. A Labour Market Impact Assessment ensures that employers have made an effort to hire Canadians before seeking foreign employees. For this type of LMIA (Permanent Residency Stream), the government does not charge a fee.
A job offer with an LMIA strongly enhances your chances of receiving an invitation to apply for Permanent Residence when draws occur. Please click here for more information