How can I improvise my Express Entry Profile?
The Federal Express Entry System of Canada is one of the most popular pathways among prospective immigrants with the right skills and talent to contribute to the Canadian economy. It's an application management system that electronically accepts, assesses and processes PR applications from skilled foreign workers under key economic immigration programs, including Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Your first step to immigrating to Canada via Express Entry is to create a profile online, which is considered as expressing your interest. Therefore, your EE profile holds great importance and must be near-to-perfect.
To help you out, we have come up with a few tips that you may use to improvise your CRS score and give your Express Entry application a much-needed boost.
- Work on your English or French language skills
To prove your language ability in any of Canada's two official languages, i.e. English or French, is a must. If you try to score 8 or above the CLB band in your language test or take up French as your second language, you can indeed have better points for language proficiency.
- Documentation is the key
Having relevant skilled work experience is a crucial requirement for Express Entry. For this, your reference letters from current and previous employers are a must. Thus, you should submit reference letters for all the skilled employment experience you have gained in the past 10. Also, your letters must have the correct employment date and list all the job duties and responsibilities, designations held by you, remuneration and total working hours.
We suggest applicants gather reference letters in advance so that there won't be any further delay in submitting their final application once they receive an ITA for Canada PR from the IRCC.
- Get your Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) done
It is a mandatory requirement if you have gained education from an institution outside Canada. You must get an ECA report from a designated body from any degree, diploma or certification to prove that it is equal to Canadian standards and earn additional points for your foreign education.
- Calculate your estimated score
To begin your Canada immigration process via Express Entry, you must determine eligibility for the right program by calculating your points. For this, you may use an online CRS calculator. It helps you get a fair idea about the factors where you lag and get ample time to work on those.