How to immigrate to Canada using the Express Entry.
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How to immigrate to Canada using the Express Entry.

Guide for people interested in coming to Canada as skilled workers. The best strategies to improve your CRS scores.
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Created by Andy Rodriguez
Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The students will learn if they qualify to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry system.
  • The students will learn about the different Canadian immigration programs available for people interested in immigrating to Canada.
  • The students will learn about the assessments tools and resources available online to assist them in their immigration plans.
  • The students will learn what are the minimum requirements to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry system.
  • The students will learn how to create and submit their express entry profile with confidence.
  • The students will know how to calculate their Comprehensive Ranking System Score.
  • The students will be able to determine their National Occupational Classification Code for their profession.
  • The students will be able to create their Job Bank Account.
  • You should be able to use a PC .You will need access to the internet and a printer.
  • You should have an intermediate or advanced knowledge of English and/or French languages.
  • Willingness to Immigrate to another country.

This course has been developed to assist people like you to learn how you can become eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency via the Express Entry System under the different immigration programs available In Canada and what you will require in order to begin your application.

This course includes a basic overview of the Express Entry system, the different eligible immigration programs, the required language and accepted tests such as IELTS, TEF and CELPIP.

This course also includes some practical advice on how to improve your CRS scores in your Express Entry profile.

You're going to get over 5  hours of video lectures, access to the recommended resources, our student discussion forum, and the ability to ask me any questions you may have as you progress through the course. 

On top of all that, you get lifetime access.

In summary, this course is a good do it yourself guide for immigration to Canada.

By the end of this course, you will know some of the strategies and resources used in your immigration journey, job search in Canada and how to integrate into the Canadian labor market and start your new life in the True North.

This course is taught by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and is updated any time changes are made to the Canadian Immigration System.

Who this course is for:
  • For people with an intermediate level of English or French who want to Immigrate to Canada.
  • For people looking for step-by-step guide in preparing an Express Entry profile.
  • For anyone who wants to know how to immigrate to Canada.
  • For anyone looking to avoid the common mistakes made by applicants and how to improve their chances of success.
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 05:39:38
+ Start Here
6 lectures 15:00

In this lecture, we will introduce the scope of the course and some information about the instructor.

Preview 02:16

In this lecture we will talk about the benefits of the course and what you are going to learn with the material and resources presented.

Preview 00:53

Canada is known for its diversity, inclusive values and high standard of living, is internationally recognized as one of the best countries to live in.

In this lecture, we will review the main reasons why people around the world choose Canada as their destination for immigration purposes.

Preview 03:09

How the Udemy review system works and how a 5-star rating can help people to share the course and find it.

Important message about the course

In this lecture, we will learn about some interesting tools available on our Blog. These tools can help you get a better idea of how to start your immigration plan in order to move to Canada.

Preview 06:20
Please review the instructions in this lecture and take the online assessment on the CIC website. Please share your results and comments in the Q&A section of this course.
Do you Qualify? Let's find out with the Come to Canada Wizard.
2 questions

In this lecture we will review some interesting facts about Canada.

Facts about Canada
+ Express Entry System: What is it?
7 lectures 01:08:47

Express Entry (EE) is an online immigration application system. It allows people to submit a profile and be considered as a skilled immigrant.

Candidates with the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.

In this lecture we will review the basics of how the Express Entry Application System works and what requirements you will need to meet.

How Express Entry works.

The points system for immigrants applying in the skilled worker stream was introduced in 1967 as a way to screen immigrants on merit, without discriminating based on ethnicity or nationality.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is the most popular Canadian Immigration Program among International Trained professionals and experienced workers.

In this lecture, we will review the criteria and requirements needed to qualify and become eligible to apply under this immigration Program.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program.

The Federal Skilled Worker program is one of three federal programs managed through Express Entry.

  • You have to be eligible for one of these programs to enter the Express Entry pool.

  • If CIC invites you to apply, it will be under the program you seem to qualify for based on your profile. 

Express Entry candidates are scored using the Comprehensive Ranking System. If your skills and experience qualify you as a federal skilled worker, CIC will also assess you on six selection factors.

If you score 67 points or higher (out of 100), you may qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker.

If you score lower than the pass mark of 67 points, you won’t qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker.

On this lecture you will find the information about the Point grids for each factor. 

Please check the link provided in the resources section of the lecture to access the CIC website.

The six selection factors

Launched in January 2013, the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) helps to facilitate the
immigration of skilled tradespeople to Canada. Applicants are selected according to criteria
geared towards their reality, placing more emphasis on practical training and work experience
rather than on formal education. 

Altogether, there are 43 priority occupations currently eligible for processing under the FSTP.
There is an annual cap of 3,000 applications, with sub-caps of 100 each for 17 occupations
that are considered in moderate labour market demand. There are no sub-caps on the other
26 in-demand jobs, though the overall cap of 3,000 applies.
Successful FSTP applicants must also meet admissibility requirements, including health, safety
and security assessments. 

In this lecture, students will learn the requirements of this immigration program.

The Federal Skilled Trade Program.

The Canadian Experience Class has been one of the most popular immigration categories since its creation. It targets international students and foreign workers that already have been living in Canada.

In this lecture, we will review the requirements of the program and how potential immigrants can benefit from this immigration category.

The Canadian Experience Class.

If you want to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory has to nominate you.

The first thing you need to do is apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to settle. To qualify, you must have the skills, education and work experience you will need to settle in Canada and support yourself and your family.

The province or territory will let you know whether you must apply through the Express Entry system or through regular application process.

Provincial Nominee Program overview and application process.

Provinces and territories (PTs) that operate a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) can nominate candidates through the Express Entry pool, in addition to nominating foreign nationals to the existing paper-based process.

Note: Nunavut does not have a PNP and Quebec’s economic immigration programs are not managed through Express Entry.

Candidates who have a PT nomination receive an additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is usually sufficient to trigger an invitation to apply (ITA) at the next round of invitations, subject to that PT’s overall nomination space and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC's) ministerial instructions for each particular round of invitations.

In this lecture we will view some of the choices available for international Professionals with the PNP programs with Express Entry stream.

Express Entry via the Provincial Nominee Program.
+ Express Entry -Step One
8 lectures 01:27:25

To gain a Canadian visa, you will need to demonstrate your English and/or French abilities to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

You must prove your language skills by taking an approved language test. To do this:

You must:

  • schedule your test with an agency approved by IRCC and pay the costs

  • enter the test results into your Express Entry profile (and the Personal Information Number, if the system asks for it)

  • include the results with your application if you are invited to apply. If you don’t include it, we will not process your application.

In this lecture, you will learn the available choices for a language test for immigration purposes.

The Language test requirements.
if you are interested in assessing your English or French language skills before you take a formal language test
Online Language Assessments
1 question

An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify that your foreign degree, diploma, certificate (or other proof of your credential) is valid and equal to a Canadian one.

If you have a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate, you do not need to get an ECA for that credential.

The ECA report must show that your completed foreign credential (degree, diploma or certificate) is equal to a completed Canadian secondary school (high school) or post-secondary credential.

Depending on your case, you may want to have both your secondary and post-secondary credentials assessed, and not just your highest completed foreign credential.

If you plan to work in a regulated profession, you must still get your license in the province or territory that you plan on settling in.

Educational Credential Assessment.
Determine what your degree is comparable to in Canada.
Determine what your degree is comparable to in Canada.
2 questions

To conduct a code search in the NOC Web site, type the job title in the Quick Search box located at the top of the page to generate a list of possible occupations. 

The complex search in the Search the NOC box located at the top of the left side menu allows a more complete search of duties, employment requirements as well as job titles.

When reviewing the potential occupations, the accompanying education, main duties and employment requirements should also correspond to the job performed. 

Please see the website link in the resource section of this lecture.

Using the NOC Matrix.
Find your job title, code and skill type.
Find your occupation NOC code
3 questions

The CRS is a points-based system that CIC uses to assess and score your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. It’s used to assess your:

  • skills

  • education

  • language ability

  • work experience

  • other factors

The CRS also gives you points for:

  • Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates

  • a valid job offer

  • a nomination from a province or territory

  • other factors

CIC regularly send invitations to apply to the highest-ranking candidates in the pool. If you are invited, you can apply to immigrate as a permanent resident.

The Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

To come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, you must use the Express Entry system. 

This process includes:

  • finding out if you may be eligible

  • creating a free online Express Entry profile.

Immigration Canada uses the information in your profile to decide if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada. If you are, you’ll be:

  • placed in a pool with other candidates

  • ranked using several factors (skills, experience, etc.)

If you’re a top-ranked candidate CIC will send you an invitation to apply for permanent residence. You can then apply online.

Completing an online Express Entry profile or entering the pool doesn’t guarantee that CIC will invite you to apply for permanent residence.

In this lecture we will learn important information that you need to understand before creating your profile.

Creating an online Express Entry profile

In this lecture, you will learn about registering with the Job Bank by creating an account and following the next steps.

Register with the Job Bank.
If you are in the Express Entry pool, you can start your job search by creating a Job Match account.
Creating a Job Match account with Job Bank.
1 question

In this lecture you will learn the requirements of an Offer of Employment and when you need to proof funds or not based on the Immigration Program that you are applying under.

Offer of Employment

In this lecture, you will  understand what the LICOs are and how is used under the determination of your application.

What are the LICOs?
The low income cut-offs (LICOs) are income thresholds below which a family will likely devote a
larger share of its income on the necessities of food, shelter and clothing than the average family.
The approach is essentially to estimate an income threshold at which families are expected to
spend 20 percentage points more than the average family on food, shelter and clothing.

Proof of Funds
+ Express Entry -Step Two
9 lectures 01:04:45

An Invitation to Apply (ITA) is an invitation that allows some people who submitted a profile to Express Entry to apply for permanent residence. If you accept the invitation, your application will be processed in 6 months or less.

To get an ITA, you need to:

  • Have a highly-ranked Express Entry profile;

  • Have a valid job offer; or

  • Have been nominated by a province or territory.

In this lecture we will learn about the second step in the Express Entry process.

Invitation to Apply

If you get an ITA, you will:

  • Be told what skilled immigrant program you have been accepted into;

  • Have 90 days to apply for permanent residence; and

  • Need to submit all the required documents and fees to complete your application for permanent residence.

Your application will take 6 months (or less) to process if it is complete and accurate.

If your application for permanent residence is successful, you will get a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and/or a Permanent Residence Visa.

Required documents for PR application.

In order to prove your work experience, you would need to have copies of your

  1. Joining letter (Date , position , role and location,employee id, company email id )

  2. Letters indicating roles and responsibilities

  3. Financial remuneration (usually given at your joining)

  4. Pay slips

  5. If you have left the company then the experience letter indicating your duration of experience .

  6. Salary details - This can be verified from your salary account

Collect these documents for all the companies that you have worked for.

As these documents may be verified , you should attach all the authentic and verifiable documents.

In this lecture, we will review the requirements in relation to proving your work experience with Express Entry.

Proving your Work Experience.

To immigrate to Canada, you and any family members 18 and older must include their police certificates as part of the application for permanent residence.

You must get one from each country or territory where you've spent six or more months in total since the age of 18.

For countries where you've lived for six months or more in total, the police certificate must be issued after the last time you lived in that country.

In some countries, it can take a long time to get police certificates. Ask for them right away, so you can submit them before your 90 days are up.

If you have a criminal record, you may not be allowed to enter or stay in Canada. People who pose a risk to Canada’s security are also not allowed to come to Canada.

In this lecture we will explore how to meet the requirements for getting a Police Certificate for Immigration Purposes.

Police Certificate and Criminal Background check.

You must have a medical exam before you apply. Your family members must also have one, even if they aren’t coming with you.

CIC won’t approve your permanent resident application if your health:

  • is a danger to Canada’s public health or safety

  • would cause too much demand on health or social services in Canada.

When the panel physician completes the medical exam, they will give you an:

  • information printout sheet

  • IMM 1017B Upfront Medical Report form

You must provide a copy of these documents when you apply online.

Don’t complete your medical exam until you get your invitation to apply. The results of your exam must be valid at the time you submit your application for permanent residence. For this reason, it is a good idea to complete the exam as close as possible to the date you submit your online application.

In this lecture we will explore the requirements to have a Medical Exam.

Medical Exams.

In this lecture, we will review those mandatory documents that are applicable to potential immigrants and their dependents based on different circumstances.

Mandatory documents (if applicable)

In this lecture we will see other documents that are required for the e-APR.

Other documents

In this lecture we will review the reasons and implications of inadmissibility and how they can affect your application for Permanent Resident in Canada.

Inadmissibility issues.

Before you send IRCC your application, make sure you:

  • fill out all mandatory form fields

  • pay your fees

  • include clear scans of all supporting documents

The system won’t let you submit the application unless you include all required documents.

In this lecture we will focus on how to use the Document Checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Sending your application.
+ Best practices and recommendations for Express Entry's Applicants.
6 lectures 01:20:54

One way to find out is to follow Money Sense magazine which analyzes data for 100+ communities to discover the very best places to live in Canada. This is updated once a year.

Another way is to do our own research by using tools that provide suggestions based on your occupation and Labor Market conditions.

In this lecture, we will explore both choices so you can decide on the best place for your immigration plans and your career in Canada.

Where do you want to live and work?
Where is the best place to live? Everything will depend on your priorities in relation to Job opportunities, safety, schools, cost of living, housing, transportation, etc.
Canada’s Best Places to Live
5 questions

Every year, tens of thousands of newcomers create new economic opportunities for themselves and for Canada by joining this country’s labour force.

The Working in Canada Tool is a free resource provided by the Government of Canada available in French and English. The Working in Canada Tool is available at, the Government of Canada's official source of information about working in Canada.

The Working in Canada Tool helps job seekers work in Canada. After inputting a specific occupation and a location, an individual can produce a customized report containing information on job descriptions, skill requirements, wages, education programs, and job opportunities.

By researching different occupations and different locations, a job seeker can make an informed decision about where to work in Canada.

Preview 07:04
In this assignment, you will use the working in Canada Tool to determine your occupation in your selected city or region in Canada.
Using the working in Canada tool.
5 questions

In this lecture, you will learn the steps required to get your credentials assessed in Canada. You will learn about the online tools you can use to create a Labor market report and understand your occupational profile. All this information will help you to take the right steps to integrate in the Canadian Labor Market.

Get your credentials assessed in Canada.

In this lecture we will explore the Job Bank website and understand how to create a Job Market Report.

Creating a Job Market Report in Job Bank.
Use the Job Bank to create a Labor Market report.
Create a job Market Report
6 questions

In this lecture, we will learn about employment opportunities outside of the major cities in Canada and what it can mean for your career and immigration plans. We’ll introduce you to resources and programs to support you on your path to building a life and career in a small community.

We will explore the benefits of living in a small town, the types of employment opportunities available, and the benefits for internationally trained professionals.

Job Offer opportunities in Rural Canada.

In this lecture, we will review the best tips for improving your express entry profile and how you can take advantage of the proactive preparation and open mind when deciding where to live in Canada.

Recommendations for a successful Express Entry Application.
+ Conclusion and Bonus.
2 lectures 06:26

Welcome to the end of the course.

In this course, we have learned about the different immigration programs available for Internationally trained  professionals and how to create a plan for immigration purposes. 

We also explore the steps in the Express Entry system and how to complete a profile and increase our chances of getting an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Resident in Canada.

As an International trained  professional , you have seen the several resources available for your accreditation and getting a job in Canada.

In Summary, you now have the information and tools to start your journey in the immigration process to obtain your goal of living in Canada.

Thank you for enrolling in this course of the Canada immigration series. I will be looking to be your support and guide during this course and others courses that might help you reach your objectives as an immigrant in Canada.

Course Wrap up and Thank you.

What's Next?

As a thank you for enrolling in the How to Immigrate to Canada  under the Express Entry System course.

Here is the discount coupon to all of our other Immigration to Canada courses:

Click on the link included in the resources section or use promo code BONUS30 to get each course for just $30!!! 

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Please note that the information provided on this course is not a legal advise or a legal information.

The information provided on this course is for general information only and is not a substitute for speaking to a licensed immigration consultant and should not be relied upon as case specific advice in any form whatsoever.

It does not constitute formal legal advice or give rise to any rep-client relationship.

Whilst striving to reflect current Canadian Immigration policies and information, the ever changing nature of information both Federal and Provincial means that we cannot always guarantee the full accuracy of all course content in regard to Canadian Immigration.

For more detailed, complete, accurate and up to date information, please visit the websites for the federal and provincial immigration.

Please note that our course does not detail all the information required to make an informed decision regarding the types of visas, immigration options available or meeting the eligibility requirements.

You need to consult our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant for assessment of your eligibility and understanding the options available for you.

We are not liable for any content on our course that has been quoted or shared from any other external website.

Best Regards,

Andy Humberto Rodriguez Peralta

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. (RCIC)

Member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)

Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC)

Member of ICCRC # R417895 Commissioner of Oath, Ontario Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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