Express entry immigration uses comprehensive ranking system (CRS score) with total maximum 1200 points to rank the candidates and invite them to apply.
These 1200 points are based on Skill and Experience factors (500 points), Skill transferability factors (100 points) and Arranged employment or (PNP) Provincial nomination (600 points).
Higher the ranking of an applicant, higher will be the chances for selection .The draw is taken at regular period of time.
At the last draw on August 2016, 750 candidates received invitation to apply for immigration and the minimum CRS score was 538 points.
Clearly, the candidates with job offer or PNP nomination are highly likely to get invitation to apply, as they get straight 600 points out of maximum 1200 points.
These candidates may have applied within Canada or outside Canada as the Express Entry covers Federal skilled worker, Federal skilled trade and Canadian experience class.
Candidates staying in Canada have many advantages as they can meet the employers or they may have a Canadian experience.
The big question is how can you get a job in Canada while you are being outside of Canada?
Here are the suggested action steps..
Step 1: Understand about Canada and the Canadian Job Market
Firstly, it’s very important that you research about Canada, its provinces and cities for weather, culture, community and travel to prioritize your options to live permanently.
Before searching for jobs, you must evaluate job demands and outlook for your specific occupation in Canada.
Canada is huge country and there are specific regions with higher demands for specific occupations. It is important to find out provinces and cities where your occupation is in highest demand and lowest in supply.
You must understand the nature of Canadian job market ie open and hidden job market and seasonal demands in order to develop effective job search strategy.
You should also connect with manpower recruiters or career consultants in your field to find more about industry and the sector and region specific, direct and implied job requirements.
Step 2: Search for a Job from outside Canada
Prepare a detailed job search strategy, as just posting your resume on job boards may not help.
Create a detailed career plan according to your interest areas and job or industry demands.
Research and connect with many companies and relevant persons in trade and associations.
Review the National occupation classification (NOC) with titles, main duties and employment requirements to find out the general job requirements.
Find out licensing and trade requirements in your occupation or field.
Review the job boards for positions, job requirements thoroughly, and compare your resume with Canadian applicant’s resume /profiles available on Linkedin or other Canadian job resources.
Get your credential assessment done from accredited agencies.
Prepare a Canadian resume with highlighting your achievements and removing non relevant personal details.
Prepare your personal marketing plan, which includes networking, social media marketing, cold calls and getting references.
Step 3: Securing a genuine Job Offer
This is a critical step, if you have generated an interest for Canadian employer/s and there is a possibility of getting an offer.
The employer may have to ensure that they cannot find a Canadian and adequate steps were taken for recruitment before giving you an offer.
Herein, your research for Canadian job market will help, only if you have applied to occupations highest in demand and lowest in supply.
If employer has not been able to find a suitable candidate over a period of time, your candidature can create a win win situation.
If employer still has some apprehensions, your exceptional language skills, soft skills and connections with local contacts can help you show confidence and quick transition in Canada.
Here, persistence and regular contact with employer will help you show your keen interest for.
You can apply for Work permit or immigration as soon as receive a job offer and you meet the other requirements. the position.
Do not have a Job offer but still want to immigrate to Canada ?
Go for Provincial nomination: If you plan to apply for provincial nomination you need to show you intent to stay in that province.
Different provinces of Canada also have their immigration categories and separate requirements. The categories, requirements and target intake may change from time to time. Some province give preference to having a family connection in the province and some province also have occupations in demand subcategory.
If your experience matches with NOC/skill required for Provincial program and you meet the other requirements, you can apply for occupations in demand category.
Timing is crucial for applying to such categories.
Step 4: Welcome to Canada
Connect with Canadian settlement resources. There are plenty of free resources that can help your smooth transition.
If you do not have a job ,you can avail a lot of free job search resources.
In most places there are free special programs for internationally trained people.
Find out ways for faster settlement by understanding banking, taxes, Canadian culture, weather, community etc. before coming to Canada
* Note - We are not a manpower recruiter and do not get a job offer.
Above information is for reference and general help only.