JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, August 03, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Each year, thousands of hopeful applicants enter the Express Entry Program
. And each year, Canada Abroad helps applicants to successfully enter the Program and move up through the system until they are invited to apply to immigrate.
For those gathering information about the Express Entry Program, Canada Abroad's Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant has answered some of the most commonly asked questions relating to the Express Entry Program.
Is it necessary or advantageous to have a representative? What are the pros and cons?
"It is not necessary or mandatory to use a Representative. For some, it is advantageous as they cannot navigate the system, do not understand how the application works, or just do not have the time to complete an application and gather the supporting documents. In some cases, those who may be eligible keep getting an "ineligible" message and need assistance in correcting their applications. Some individuals have no issues whatsoever. It really depends on the applicant. What we do see, is that most people do benefit from a consultation where we go over the process with them. Most people don't actually understand what it takes to be eligible or what is required to apply. In a consultation, we are able to assess the client, let them know what they qualify for, what their actual chances are, what documents they need, how to apply, and all of the other required information and costs."
Is it better to apply alone or with family?
"If you intend to take your family with you at any stage (spouse and dependent children only can be included) then it is best to apply with your family up front. Otherwise, you can be separated for quite some time while you have to sponsor them later on through a second application process."
What is the importance of having "proof of funds"?
"Unless you are already working in Canada on a valid work permit and the employer is going to employ you permanently or you are applying under the Canadian Experience Class, you have to show proof of funds, otherwise you cannot apply."
How can I boost my Canada Express Entry CRS Score?
"For most people, the quickest way to increase their CRS score is to improve their language test results. For some, this can increase their score by over 50 points. Another way to boost the CRS score is with a Provincial Nomination which can add 600 points. Job offers can increase the CRS score but they have to be accompanied by a Labour Market Impact Assessment, which can be difficult to obtain."
Is it possible to apply for Express Entry at an embassy office? Where can I apply for the Express Entry program?
"No, any application which is being submitted via Express Entry is submitted online. It is important to remember that Express Entry is only the file management system and not an immigration program. You need to ensure you meet the requirements of one of the immigration programs that go through the Express Entry system in order to submit an application."
You can find out more about the Express Entry Program by visiting the Canada Abroad website and browsing through the Express Entry page. You will also find plenty of other helpful and interesting information on the website, to help you with your decision making.
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