Canada Express Entry Program 2020

Express Entry is a competitive immigration system, ranking all eligible candidates against one another and then inviting the best ranking candidates to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

The federal government of Canada initiated an Express Entry Program on January2015 which was another feather in the cap for immigration aspirants. According to this program, Canada invites experienced and trained workers to work and settle in the nation and contribute to its economy. This program is swift and rapid wherein the candidate can immigrate to Canada within very less duration. Under this program, the time span to process the application is approximately less than 6 months.


The express Entry program is an online application management system, which is used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for managing and processing applications received for Canada’s 3 federal economic immigration programs for skilled workers. These are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

The competitive immigration system offering express entry into Canada ranks the eligible candidates basis their points and the top ranking candidates are invited to apply for Canada permanent residence (PR) visa. 


Following are the benefits of the Express Entry program 2020:

  • Immigrants securing PR through an Express Entry program get the right to live and work anywhere in Canada on Canada PR
  • It offers faster processing times in comparison to other Canadian immigration programs
  • As it’s a program of the Federal Government, selected candidates are invited directly to apply for PR

We can summarize the Express Entry system in 5 steps, which are listed below:

1. Check your eligibility

The first step is checking if you are eligible under the Express Entry system. For this you are required to score the minimum of 67 points considering the following 6 eligibility factors:

  • Age
  • Language proficiency
  • Level of education
  • Work experience
  • Arranged employment in Canada
  • Adaptability

Use our 67-points calculator to check your eligibility.

2. Create an Express Entry profile

Once you know that you meet the basic requirements for the program, you can proceed to create an Express Entry profile. It is important to note that creating an Express Entry profile does not guarantee receiving Canada PR. It only acts as an Expression of Interest (EOI) on your part as an applicant. Once you create your profile, you will get an entry into the Express Entry pool alongside other applicants where your profile will be ranked as per your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. It awards points to applicants out of the maximum of 1200 points. Your CRS score is a reflection of how economically successful you are likely to be in Canada. A higher CRS score increases your chances of receiving an ITA.

3. Create a Job Bank profile (it is optional)

At this stage, you can start looking for a job while you are still in your home country. This gives you the advantage of earning additional points for a job offer in Canada. You can create a Job Match account with Job Bank, which acts as a database to help match an applicant with the employers looking for workers possessing the skills the applicants have. For this, you need to go to Job Bank’s websites and follow some easy steps to create your profile. It used to be a mandatory activity earlier, but is optional now.

4. Receive your Invitation to Apply (ITA)

The CRS cutoff score for Express Entry is announced at the Express Entry draw which is held twice every month. Those applicants, who have a score above the cutoff score, send an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence (PR) visa.

Those applicants, who do not meet the cutoff score, can always try to improve their CRS score to get an ITA in a subsequent Express Entry draw. For this, they can try these:

  • Retake their language test
  • Get another certificate/ diploma/ degree
  • Gain more work experience
  • Get a job offer from a Canadian employer

However, not receiving an ITA through Express Entry should not discourage you. You can also apply for nomination under a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which will also award you 600 CRS points, significantly boosting your CRS score and improving your chances of receiving an ITA via Express Entry program.

5. Submit your application for Canada PR

Once you receive your ITA, you will have 60 days to submit your online application with the required documents and pay the required fee. You will be required to pay approximately CAD $1,040 that includes processing and right of permanent residence fee. Refer to this page for information on the fees required to be paid.

Along with ITA, you will receive information regarding the program you have been selected under. Following is the list of documents that you will need to submit at this stage:

  • Passport or travel documents
  • Language test results
  • Education credential assessment (ECA) report
  • Provincial nomination documents (if you have one)
  • A written job offer from a Canadian employer (if any)
  • Police certificates
  • Medical examination receipt
  • Proof of funds
  • Reference letters

After the candidate has submitted the required documents online, IRCC thoroughly examines its authenticity. This assessment takes the duration of 6-8 months. Subsequently, after proving the genuineness, the letter is sent asking about the passport for stamping which will take around one week.


Truvisory immigration is a leading counselling agency in Delhi, which is empowered by expert professionals. We have numerous satisfied list of clientele who have received Canadian Permanent Visa (PR) without facing any obstacles. Our 100% victorious rate speaks volumes of the kind of expertise we have for Canada immigrations. We, at Truvisory immigration guarantee safe and secure services for procuring trouble-free Canadian PR in first attempt.

We are with our clients till they safely land and settle in the new continent. We provide promising post-landing services to our clientele so that they can feel secure and comfortable. If you dream of migrating Canada to lead a luxurious and modern life, then, gear up yourself, and right away come to us. We will make your dream come true.


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