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How to Prepare Your Express Entry Profile

The Canadian Immigration Minister Fraser recently revealed that Canada aims to resume all-program Express Entry draw on July 6, 2022. As close as it gets, it is important to have a strong Express Entry profile so that you get invited to the coming next big draw.

In each draw the Express Entry is unpredictable. A strong express entry profile is crucial, as the Canadian government is unique in every pool. Here is how to prepare your express entry profile:

Language and Education Equivalency Documents

Two important documents are required for the submission of your Express Entry profile: English or French Language Proficiency and Canadian Education Equivalency report. Your language results will determine your eligibility and ranking in the Express Entry draw. Your profile must as well include, your reference number and results from your Education Credential Assessment (ECA) report.

The assessment is NOT mandatory if the applicant is applying under the Federal Skilled Trade (FST) Program or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). If a candidate wants to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program a credential assessment is mandatory.

Determine Your National Occupation Classification

All candidates applying through the Express Entry draw must be able to show that their work experience meets the definition of an occupation that is included in Canada’s National Occupation Classification database. Candidates with only the following types of work experience may apply for immigration to Canada under the all-program Express Entry draw: Skill Type 0 (Management Jobs), Skill Type A (Professional Jobs) and Skill Type B (Technical and Skilled Trades).

Determine Your Eligibility For Express Entry Immigration

A candidate who wants to get into the Express Entry pool must determine his or her eligibility before filling out the Express Entry profile. Candidates can determine whether or not they are eligible to use the Express Entry System through this online tool. In order to use this tool, candidates must have their results from the English language test and have determined the National Occupation Classification skill level they will be applying for.

Create Your Express Entry Profile

If the online tool determines that you are eligible to apply for Express Entry immigration, you will be able to begin building your Express Entry profile.

Applicants must provide the following information in their Express Entry profiles

  • Identity and age
  • Contact Information
  • A detailed account of their educational history
  • A detailed account of their work experience
  • Language proficiency
  • Factors that facilitate their adaptability to life in Canada
  • Family composition
  • Information on their spouse or common-law partner, if applicable

In order to successfully complete a profile, applicants must also have in hand:

  • Their passport or travel document
  • The title and code of the occupation that best describes their work experience as stated in the National Occupation Classification Database.
  • Language test results.
  • Foreign Educational Credential assessment result, if necessary.
  • A copy of a written job offer from a Canadian employer (if the applicant has been offered a job).
  • Proof of provincial nomination for permanent residence (if the candidate has received a provincial nomination).
  • Personal reference code from IRCC’s online eligibility verification tool. All applicants will receive a reference code upon the successful use of the online tool.

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