Step 1: Determine Eligibility: The first critical step is to ascertain whether you meet the eligibility criteria for at least one of the three Express Entry programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
Step 2: Language Proficiency and Credentials: Complete language testing and, if necessary, acquire an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to verify your educational qualifications.
Step 3: Profile Submission: Submit your profile on the official website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Step 4: Awaiting the Invitation: After profile submission, patiently await an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence from IRCC.
Step 5: Application Submission: Upon receiving an ITA, submit your Application for Permanent Residence (APR) to IRCC and pay the required fees within the specified timeframe. This step involves including essential documents such as medical exams and police certificates. IRCC will acknowledge receipt (AOR) of your application.
Step 6: Biometrics Submission: Comply with IRCC’s request to submit biometrics.
Step 7: Decision and Confirmation: Wait for IRCC to make a final decision on your Application for Permanent Residence, with a commitment to process applications within six months or less. Upon approval, you will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and, if applicable, a permanent resident visa, allowing you to travel to Canada to complete your landing.