Creating an Express Entry profile is your first step toward immigrating to Canada. Submitting a profile to the Express Entry pool may seem like a simple process, but it’s important to take the time to get it right. Errors or mistakes can easily result in denial.
The Express Entry system for immigrating to Canada as a Permanent Resident is a two-step system process whereby interested applicants first need to create an online profile, and then must wait for an invitation to apply for Permanent Residence from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). With that in mind, let’s check out the do’s and don’ts of creating and submitting your Express Entry (EE) profile.
Do’s of Express Entry Profile
1. Include dependent family members
When creating your EE profile, make sure to include your dependent family members, such as a spouse or common-law partner, dependent child, your spouse’s or common-law partner’s dependent child, and a dependent child of a dependent child. You should not include non-dependent family members. If you fail to include any of your dependents on your application, you will not be able to sponsor them later.
2. Include all work experience
It’s important to provide all the details regarding your work experience. Don’t leave out any information about your employment history. If you intentionally omit or hide any information, it may be considered misrepresentation, which is a serious offense in Canada.
3. Improve your score
Try to improve your score to increase your chances of being invited to apply. You can do so by getting a valid job offer, promoting yourself to employers in Canada using private-sector job boards, improving your language score, and gaining more relevant work experience.
4. Get police certificates
You’ll need to get police certificates for you and any of your family members who are 18 years old or older. In some countries, it can take a long time to get police certificates. Ask for them now that you’re in the pool, so you can submit them before your 60 days are up.
5. Read instructions carefully
Take the time to read through all instructions carefully to make sure that your EE profile is complete and accurate. Ay errors or false information can have a long-lasting impact on your immigration journey.
Don’ts of Express Entry Profile
1. Not updating your EE profile
Your language test scores are valid for two years only. If you underwent any language test again, then your profile should be updated with the latest scores. If your work experience, job profile, medical condition, or availability of funds have changed, then you must update them in your EE profile at the earliest.
2. Including wrong NOC code and work experience
You must find the right NOC code that fits your job profile. Don’t claim any work experience that you never obtained. Make sure the job offer in hand is from an eligible employer for a full-time job.
3. Not paying attention to deadlines
Each Invitation to Apply by IRCC is accompanied by a date and a time and you must submit your completed electronic application for Permanent Residence before that time. Due to time zone differences, the date the invitation expires may not correspond with your local time. Pay attention to such rules and timelines when submitting your EE profile.
Your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score depends on the information you provide in your Express Entry profile. A good CRS score increases your chances of getting accepted by IRCC for immigration to Canada as a permanent resident.
Completing a successful EE profile and application can be quite a complicated task, which is why having a professional team of immigration consultants can prove to be a very wise decision. Contact Dastur Immigration if you’re ready to create your Express Entry profile and want to immigrate to Canada successfully.