Apply for Canada PR Visa via Express Entry in 2023

by Mansi Sahai Published on 25/Nov/2022
Apply for Canada PR Visa via Express Entry in 2023

Out of different Canada Immigration programs and process, the best and the easiest way to obtain Canada PR is through the Express entry system.  Established in the year 2015, the express entry system has helped millions of immigrants obtain permanent residency in Canada.

It is not only an easy, but also one of the fastest pathways, as it takes you only 8 to 12 months time to obtain your Canada PR. While, programs like PNP augments your chances of getting a Canadian PR, but they tend to take almost 18 months.

If you wish to apply for Canada PR via Express Entry, you must select and qualify for any one of the below listed programs:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program
  2. Federal Skilled Trade Program
  3. Canadian Experience Class

Canadian provinces and territories also recruit eligible applicants from the Express Entry pool via their Provincial Nominee Program to meet their local labour market needs.

It is indeed a competitive system, which ranks all the eligible applicants and then invites the highest ranking ones to apply for permanent resident status of Canada. Candidates are awarded scores and ranks on the basis of key factors like, their age, education level, work experience, language proficiency, etc.

Simply follow this step-by-step process to apply under EE System:

  • Determine Eligibility
  • Create an Express Entry profile
  • Create a job bank profile (optional)
  • Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
  • Improve your CRS score (If, required)
  • Submit your application for permanent residence

Newly Added Occupations under Express Entry w.e.f November 16, 2022

With the introduction of new NOC system Version 2021, a total of 16 occupations now qualify under Express Entry:

  • Payroll administrators
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs
  • Correctional service officers
  • Bylaw enforcement and other regulatory officers
  • Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • Pest controllers and fumigators
  • Other repairers and servicers
  • Transport truck drivers
  • Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
  • Heavy equipment operators
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

While, following 3 occupations are now ineligible under Express Entry:

  • Other performers;
  • Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness; and
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners

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