Canada has long been a dream destination for many Nigerians. The stunning landscapes and the friendly people are reasons to love this great nation. For ambitious Nigerians like you looking to immigrate, there is a VIP ticket to help you and your family move to Canada in as little as six months.
Express Entry: Your VIP Ticket to Canadian Permanent Residence
Before we discuss what Express Entry offers, let’s understand what it is. Express Entry is an online system that manages immigration applications from skilled workers like you.
There are three (3) immigration programs managed through Express Entry:
- Canadian Experience Class: for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience
- Federal Skilled Worker Program: for skilled workers with foreign work experience
- Federal Skilled Trades Program: for skilled workers who are qualified in a skilled trade
If you are eligible for one of the above programs, you can also apply through Express Entry for the Provincial Nominee Program. Nominated candidates will receive extra points, allowing them to complete the application more quickly.
Step 1: Find out if you are eligible
There are two (2) ways to find out if you are eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry:
- answer a few questions to see if you meet the minimum requirements
- read the detailed requirements for each program
Step 2: Check your score
If you are eligible for one or more programs and submit your profile, you will be ranked in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The CRS is a points-based system to
- assess and score your profile
- rank it in the Express Entry pool
To be invited, you need a score above the minimum points for your round of invitations.
- Use the CRS tool to estimate your score.
Step 3: Get your documents ready
If you decide to fill out a profile, you will need documents, such as language test results, to show you are eligible for Express Entry. It is advisable to start preparing certain documents early due to their long processing time.
Step 4: Fill out your profile for the Express Entry application
Your Express Entry profile is where you provide information about yourself.
If you are eligible, IRCC will accept you into their pool of candidates and give you a CRS score.
- Submit your profile
Step 5: Get an invitation and apply for Express Entry
IRCC sends invitations to apply to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If you receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA), you will have 60 days to submit your application.
IRCC will process most complete applications with supporting documents in 6 months or less.
- Apply through Express Entry and move to Canada with your family.
Here’s why more and more Nigerians are choosing to immigrate through Express Entry:
The Points System Rewards Skills and Experience
Express Entry uses a points system to determine eligibility for permanent residency. This system rewards skills and experience, not just country of origin. Nigerian professionals like you who have relevant work experience and a degree are already a step ahead.
Fast Processing Times
With Express Entry, the processing time for complete applications is six (6) months. That’s right, you could be enjoying Timbits and poutine under the aurora borealis in less than a year. The advantage of this immigration route is its processing time. It is faster than traditional routes that can take years to complete.
Transparency and Ease of Use
The entire Express Entry process is online and transparent, meaning you will always know where you stand. There’s no need to navigate confusing bureaucracies or wait on hold for hours. The process is straightforward and user-friendly.
Express Entry has three programs.
The Federal Skilled Worker program, the Federal Skilled Trades program, and the Canadian Experience Class are all accessible through Express Entry. No matter your skills and experience, there’s a program that’s right for you.
The Canadian Dream is Possible
With Express Entry, the Canadian dream is more attainable than ever before. You no longer have to wait years to become a permanent resident in Canada. With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.
In conclusion, if you’re a skilled Nigerian professional dreaming of immigrating to Canada, Express Entry is the way to go. With its points system, fast processing times, transparency and three programs to choose from, it’s no wonder that more and more Nigerians are choosing to move to Canada through Express Entry. The Canadian dream is within reach, so go forth and conquer it!
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