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Express Entry: What to do once you are in the pool

10221501_sExpress Entry is perhaps the friendliest and easiest immigration program in Canada. First of all, you need to create an Express Entry profile, and if you are found eligible, your name will be placed into the Express Entry pool of candidates. This might be a vital step, but it’s not the only one that can decide your selection.

Once you get in the pool, you will be there for one year, and from that point on you should do everything you can in order to increase your chances. One of the best things about this program is that you can always work your way up the ranking. Based on the information you provide in your profile, such as education, language skills and professional experience, you will receive a score, and candidates will be ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System. As you already know, those with the highest scores get selected and receive an invitation for permanent residence.

There are regular rounds of invitation, and since you will be in the pool for one year, you will have more than one strike, and you should make the best of your time. There are several ways to improve your score. You can secure a job offer, improve your language score, improve your education by taking some extra classes or even gain more work experience that might be relevant for your profile. You must make sure that the information you provided is accurate and stays true at all times. That means that when your situation changes, for example you get married and change your name or you get another job, you must update your profile. You will be held responsible for any information, and if authorities find out that you misrepresented yourself, your application could be refused, you could be declared inadmissible or, even worse, you could be barred from applying to come to Canada for five years.

Your profile expires after one year, and if you don’t get invited to apply during this period, and you still want to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, you have 60 days to resubmit your existing Express Entry profile through your CIC account.

Meanwhile, you should stay positive and start to prepare your application for permanent residence, because some documents may take a long time to get. If are invited to apply, you will have 60 days to submit your application.

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