Canadians attach great importance to learning and have developed a world-class education system with very high standards. The country invests in education (as a percentage of gross domestic product) a larger budget compared to the average of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and is second among the group of 8 countries.
First of all, it should be noted that the Express Entry system is not an immigration program, but a system for choosing the best candidates to apply for the three main Canadian immigration programs: skilled workers, skilled trades program and the Canadian Experience program, in addition to the provincial nomination programs.
So, if you are interested in applying for one of these programs, you will have to create your profile through the official Immigration Canada website. Once you have your profile, you will have to wait for an invitation, the Invitation to Apply (only the best profiles will receive such invitations, those who have a specific offer, or those who can meet the specific needs of a province).
If you receive this Invitation to ApplyOnce you have received the invitation, you will need to submit your formal documents and your application, which is expected to be processed in approximately six months. Once you receive the invitation, you will have 60 days to submit your application or to decline. If after that time you do not waive or submit your application, you will be removed from the list of candidates.
In turn, the requirements of one of the programs that will administer the fast entry system must be met.
To evaluate the candidates' profiles, a "points system" has been implemented that will allow a maximum of 1,200 points to be obtained, to be divided into four categories:
- Human capital base factors (age, level of education, language skills and work experience in Canada): 500 points for single applicants and 460 points for those with a partner.
- Factors linked to the couple: 40 points maximum.
- Factors of "transferability of competences".(to be obtained through an analysis of the candidate's level of education with his or her knowledge of the official languages of Canada, as well as experience abroad or in Canada): maximum 100 points.
- Factors relating to the designation of a province or a job offer: 600 points maximum.