Foreign students who seek entry to study in Canada and apply for permanent residency in Canada requires to start their preparations much before they plan on the arrival. As this year, the new requirements for immigration program under the Canadian Express Entry were introduced.
This new program is ranking the applicants through a unique point-based system, which gives priority to those who has previous education and work experience. For potential students who seek to pursue education in Canada, there are fewer odds for the applicant to qualify for the permanent residency.
The Express Entry system is used to manage the applicants for the permanent residency under the program of Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class and the program of Federal Skilled Trades.
The starters are subject to the upfront pre-assessment of their qualification, which is known as the Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS), this score will determine whether an applicant will receive an invitation for applying (ITA) for permanent residency. Without the ITA, an applicant cannot apply for the Canadian PR. The CRS system is crucial for the applicant’s ability to apply under new Express Entry system.
There are four categories under the CRS system for scoring points; they are spouse or common-law partner, human capital, additional points and the skill transferability.
For many students, two categories that apply to the applicants are for skill transferability and human capital. Points for skills transferability are given for applicant’s language proficiency in combination with the Canadian and overseas work experience. The points for Human capital are given for the applicant’s age, official language, work experience in Canada and proficiency of the official language. Proficiency in the language is very important. Fluency is vital for obtaining the high CRS score.
Prior to the Express Entry, the immigration program of Canada was the process that was driven by the applicants. But now the new Express Entry system is driven by the employer.