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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
About the e-book series and why does it exist?..................4
Who is this for?.................................................................5
Free resources complimenting this e-book series…………...6

Express Entry Process (Part 1)


Where do I start? The 15 golden steps………………………7

Step 1: Am I eligible for Express Entry…………………… …8


o 6 selection factors
o How many points do I need to be eligible?

Step 2: Education Credential Assessment (ECA)…………...12


o What is it?
o How do I get my ECA and what it costs / timelines?
o Steps to follow

Step 3: IELTS test (English Language)……………………….15


o What should you expect from the test?
o How do I go about scheduling it? What’s the cost?
o Should I go for paper based or computer based?
o How much do I need to score in IELTS?
o How to prepare?
o Are paid online courses worth it?
TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONT…)
Step 4: Calculate CRS………………………......................24
• What is it, and how much do I need?
• I have a low CRS score, Is there any scope to improve?

Step 5: Make your express entry profile…………………..26


o How to and important tip

Step 6: Wait for the draw…………………………………..27


o Draw schedules, useful links and tips

Step 7: Invitation to apply………………………………….28


o What is it and what to do next?
o Introduction to volume 2 (ITA to PR)

More help
Want some more help? Phone a friend for Canada..........29
ABOUT THIS E-BOOK
Potato Talkies (www.potatotalkies.com) is an initiative by a
young couple from India (Navjot & Simran) who applied for their
Canadian PR in 2019 and moved to Toronto in March 2020.

In this e-book series, you will get unfiltered information about


everything there is to know about immigrating to Canada
starting from eligibility to getting the PR stamped on your
passport.

WHY DID WE MAKE THIS E-BOOK SERIES?


When we thought about moving to Canada in 2018, we had no
idea where to start. The information is scattered across different
forums, YouTube videos and Canada’s official website and there
is no structure to anything – which left us with 2 options:

1. Do our own research and file the application on our own –


make mistakes, correct them and move on.
2. Hire a consultant to do it for us.

We went with Option 1 (thankfully!), and soon realized that


option 2 is a total scam. Once you get your PR, you realize that
the process isn’t as complicated and giving USD 1000-3000 to
consultants is a total waste of time and money!

So the purpose of this e-book series is to put everything in one


place and get these silly and useless consultants go out of
business! ;-)
Who should go through this e-book?
Simple! People who are serious about moving to Canada and
change their lives forever.

This book is most relevant to people who have no or only


intermediate knowledge about ways to immigrate. It would
equip you with almost everything there is to know about moving
to your Dream Country (at least that’s what it is for us)

Who is this NOT for?


Lazy heads, who want to move to Canada but are not willing to
put the work into it! In the last 18 months, I have met so many
people who spent a shit load of money on consultants and yet
got their applications rejected.

Moving to Canada is probably the most important step you


would take in your life! How can you leave this to the mercy of a
consultant who has nothing to do with whether you live or die?

Therefore, if you are not willing to invest time into your


application, do not waste your time here – close this e-book and
hire a consultant (no offense).
More than an e-book!
My name is Navjot, and I am the chief author of this e-book. I
have a passion for writing and hope to author a mainstream
book someday J
I have poured my passion into this series and I will continue to
make at least quarterly updates (if not monthly) to provide you
with the most recent immigration information.
But my passion and this e-book doesn’t stop here.
Click to
Our You-Tube channel subscribe
With this e-book, we launched our you-tube channel has a 3-
part series about Immigration to Canada. Both Simran & I host
this channel. We have some amazing content and tried to make
it as entertaining as we can J This is our first attempt at
YouTube, but we are quick learners and strive to provide the
best quality content to you.
Watch
Our Mobile app DEMO
Just like writing is my passion, coding is Simran’s passion – yup,
my wife is a nerd J Do download the app “CanGuide” from play
store. It has some very useful (free) tools including eligibility,
CRS calculators, PNPsuggest tool (super cool) and more! J

Get a peak into our lives


And finally, get to know us behind the scenes and LIVE updates
about our life in Canada. Follow us on Instagram @potatotalkies
and get to know who Simran & Navjot are J
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Will bring back to this page

So, where do I start?


The first step is to understand the end-end process. The most
common and fastest way to enter Canada is via “Express Entry”
under Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program (there are other
ways as well; we will talk about them separately in volume 3)
Below is the flowchart of all the activities involved. It is a little
complicated, but if you click on each activity, it will take you to
individual details about each step J

STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3


Check if you are Education Sit for English
eligible for Express Credential Language test
Entry Assessment (ECA) (IELTS)

STEP 6 STEP 5 STEP 4


Wait for the draw Create your Receive results of
that happens express entry ECA, IELTS &
twice a month profile calculate CRS

STEP 7 STEP 8 STEP 9


Receive Invitation Arrange Police Get your
to Apply (ITA) Clearance medical test
Certificate (PCC) done

STEP 12 STEP 11 STEP 10


Upload all Arrange proof of Arrange proof of
documents in your funds (POF) to work-ex /
application & pay settle in Canada experience letters

STEP 13 STEP 14 STEP 15


Medical exam Schedule Get PR and submit
passed & request Biometric your passport for
for Biometrics appointment stamping
STEP 1

Am I eligible for Express Entry?


There are 6 selection factor points that add up to 100 points.
Don’t worry about calculating the eligibility for now. We will get
to that at the end of the section.
1. LANGUAGE SKILL POINTS (MAX 28 POINTS)
• It is important to be able to communicate in Canada’s
official languages – English or French in order to get a
good job in Canada.
• The points are distributed based on your ability to
listen, read, write and speak in one or both languages
• Out of 28 points, 24 are for the first official language
(English or French) and the remaining 4 points for
secondary official language.
• For example, if you only understand English and
have no knowledge of French, the maximum
points you can achieve is 24 / 28.
• We will talk about language testing later in the book.
2. EDUCATION (MAX 25 POINTS)
• The more educated you are, the more points you get.
• If you went to a school in Canada, you are GOLD J and
have an edge over others who didn’t (like me L).
3. WORK EXPERIENCE (MAX 15 POINTS)
• Again, the more work experience you carry, the more
points you get. If you have worked in Canada, you are
gold and score additional points.
• If you have over 6 years of experience, you get the full
15 points. However…. Please turn to the next page J
• Not all experience is equal. You need a minimum of 1-year
continuous experience in order to be eligible to come to
Canada. For example, if you have worked in 2 jobs for 11
months and 10 months respectively, you are not eligible
because none of them is continuous 12 months.

• The experience should be:


1. At least 30 hours per week (if it’s a part time job of say
15 hours per week, then you need a minimum of 2
years experience in order to qualify)
2. It should be paid (and you should have the proof for it)
3. It should be skilled.

• But how do you know if your experience is skilled?

• There are 3 skilled job groups that are eligible for


express entry – Skill type 0, Skill level A, Skill level B.

• Each job group has a set of NOC codes (NOC stands for
National Occupational Classification) basically a code for
each job type. Like software engineer is 2173 (Skill A)
and so on…

• To know where you belong, click on this link and search


for your job title – and it will give you your NOC code
along with the skill type.

• Remember, you should be either Skill level 0, A or B to


be eligible for express entry to Canada.

• This eligibility criteria was a long one… J But super


important.
4. AGE (Maximum 12 points)
• This one is straight-forward. You get the full 12 points if
you are between the age group 18-35.
• It reduces by 1 point every year after the age of 35. So
36 will be 11 points, 37 will be 10 points and so on till
age 47 you get 0 points. So the earlier you apply, the
better it is!

5. ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA (MAX 10 POINTS)


• This one is difficult to achieve, but why not! Nothing is
impossible J
• A valid offer has to be:
o For continuous, paid, full-time work (minimum of
30 hours/week) that is:
ü Not seasonal
ü For at least 1 year
o In an occupation listed as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level
A or B of the NOC (Know the NOC here).
• There are a few other conditions that need to be
satisfied and you can get that information here.

6. ADAPTABILITY (MAX 10 POINTS)


• Get 5 points if your spouse also gets a decent score in
English or French language test.
• Get 5 points if you and / or your spouse have studied in
Canada (at least 2 years). 10 points if you both studied
in Canada.
• There is more… please turn to the next page! J
• 10 points if you have worked for over 1-year full time,
paid in Canada (Skill level 0, A, B)
• 5 points if your spouse has worked for over 1-year full
time, paid in Canada (Skill level 0, A, B)
• 5 points for getting an arranged employment in
Canada
• 5 points if you have a blood relative living in Canada
(min age 18 years and is Canadian Citizen or PR
holder) – incl parent, grandparent, child, grandchild,
blood sibling, blood aunt or uncle, blood niece or
nephew
NOTE: you can only claim a maximum of 10 points for
adaptability. So even if you score 20 points on adaptability, you
will get only 10. Awwww…. J

How many points do I need out of 100?


Minimum 67, else you won’t be eligible to apply via express
entry and skip to volume 3 for alternate ways of immigrating.

Too much information? Let’s make your life simple J

Download the app “CanGuide” from Play Store, answer a


few questions and check your eligibility.

Get these things before checking the eligibility:


1. Your NOC code
2. Your language Score – if you don’t have one, just
assume an average of 8,7,7,7 in listening, reading,
writing and speaking respectively.
STEP 2

Education Credential Assessment (ECA)


If your highest education has been done in Canada, you are
GOLD and you need not bother about this step.

However, most people are like me, who have their degrees from
outside Canada.

An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify


that your foreign degree, diploma, or certificate (or other proof
of your credential) is valid and equal to a Canadian one.

In most cases, you only need an assessment for your highest


degree. To understand if you need your bachelors evaluated,
you can either refer to the official WES link or watch our video.

The education qualifications that fetch points are (from highest


to lowest points):
1. Doctoral level (Phd)
2. Master’s degree or professional degree
3. Two (or more) certificates, diplomas or degrees. One of
them must be 3 or more years
4. Bachelors’ degree (3 or more years)
5. Two-year program at a university, college or institute
6. One-year program at a university, college or institute
7. Secondary diploma (12th Standard)
8. None, or less than secondary / high school

IMPORTANT: FOR NUMBER (3), YOU NEED TO GET ALL DEGREES


ASSESSED, and not just your highest degree.
How do I get my ECA?
There are 5 agencies accredited by Canadian immigration that
would do your ECA:
The most popular, least expensive and fastest is World Education
Services (WES).
IMPORTANT TIP
Time taken by WES: 2-3 months Initiate this as soon as possible as it’s
Cost of Evaluation: USD 227 the most time-consuming step, even
when you are not 100% sure of moving.
It is valid till 5 years! So no harm J

Drawback of using WES


• If you have done a 2-year PGDM in Management, they will
assess it as 1-year diploma (and not Masters)
• If you have done a 2-year Masters degree – they may assess
it as 1-year diploma / 3-year bachelors (and not masters)

Basically, as per WES, your master's degree has to be 3 years or


more, else it’s not MASTERS J

In these cases, there are 2 more agencies that you can go for
assessment – IQAS and CES

Both these are likely (not 100% guaranteed though) to give you
a masters equivalency for 2-year PGDM and 2-year masters
degree. They are slightly more expensive and take more time
(up to 4-6 months). CES is faster than IQAS.

So go for IQAS and CES only if it’s absolutely necessary to get


those additional points.
What are the steps to follow in
order to get my ECA from WES?
1. Go to their official website and Select ECA application for IRCC
2. Fill the entire application very carefully and include all the
education qualifications that you need WES to assess for you.
3. Pay the fees.
• Tip: Pay just the $7 for courier of physical copies. No
point of spending $85 or so for speed delivery – the hard
copy is just for your record, and you just need the soft
copy which is included in the original fee.
4. Now, go to your university and ask for 2 things:
• Original transcripts of marksheets
• Attested copy of your degree
All universities have a different process of providing these 2
things to you. So just call them up and understand the
process.
5. After you have these 2 documents, either your university or
you will have to put them in a bag and courier it to WES (the
address will be given to you by WES when you complete step
Also include the WES reference number on top of the
envelope.

IMPORTANT: The document must be sent from your university


post office ONLY (or from a post office with the same pin code)
This is basically because many universities are lazy and while they
are supposed to send the transcripts & degree directly to WES,
they ask you to courier it.
STEP 3

IELTS TEST (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)


Alright! Now comes the make or break part of your application.
Not trying to scare you, however this is the part where most
people struggle (sometimes for months!).
Like we talked in the eligibility section, IELTS exam is basically to
test your ability to LISTEN, READ, WRITE & SPEAK the language
that’s used the most to communicate in Canada.

What should I expect from the test?


There are 4 sections: Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking.
Section 1: LISTENING (30 mins)
You will listen to four recorded texts, monologues and
conversations by a range of native speakers, and answer a series
of 40 questions. These include questions that test your ability to
understand main ideas and detailed factual information, ability
to understand the opinions and attitudes of speakers, and the
ability to follow the development of ideas. Each section is heard
only once.

Recording 1: A conversation between two people set in an


everyday social context.
Recording 2: A monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g.
a speech about local facilities.
Recording 3: A conversation between up to four people set in an
educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a
student discussing an assignment.
Recording 4: A monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a
university lecture.
Important tips for listening section:

• The biggest problem that people face in this section is


following the accent and speech of the native speaker!
ü Solution: Watching a lot of English serials help! So here’s
a free pass to binge watch at nights and weekends J
Trust me, it helps!
• The first section is the easiest and it gets tougher as you go
towards section 4. You are given time between recordings to
go through the questions (more time before the 1st 2
recordings and lesser in the next 2).
ü Solution: Use the time from the first 2 sections to read
through the questions of section 3 and 4 as well J You
will know what I am talking about when you do your
practice test! Just remember this tip – it will help you
clear the section J

Section 2: READING (60 mins)


The Reading section consists of 40 questions. A variety of
question types is used in order to test a wide range of reading
skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas,
reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument
and recognizing writers' opinions, attitudes and purpose.
The Reading test requires test takers to read extracts from
books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements,
company handbooks and guidelines. These are materials you are
likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English-speaking
environment.
This is probably the easiest of the 4 sections to clear! The
answers are all there J
Section 3: WRITING (60 mins)
This is arguably the most difficult of the 4 sections! It’s the
section that most people are confident about and also the one
that’s flunked most often by the same confident people J

The IELTS General Training Writing section includes two tasks


which are based on topics of general interest.
Task 1
You will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter
requesting information or explaining the situation. The letter
may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
Task 2 (Carries more weight in scoring)
You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of
view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly more
personal in style compared to an Academic Writing task.

Super Important: Go through the free material available on YouTube.


I would suggest IELTS Advantage and E2 IELTS. IELTS Advantage also has
a free 5-day online course that can help you get the desired score.
Whether you are a master of English or you suck at it, GO THROUGH ALL
THE VIDEOS! It’s non-negotiable (not that I can ever hold you to it… but
do it guys, it’s loads of free content!) – the suggestions from these
videos will help you clear the section easily (or at least get you closer J)
If you consider yourself average or below par in writing, buy the
premium courses. This is one section where it’s extremely difficult to get
a feedback. The premium service will give you that feedback which
would help you improve – it’s worth it!
IELTS Advantage, E2 IELTS along with Cambly (will talk about this later)
helped me clear my IELTS in the 1st attempt – which makes these
recommendations very credible (I hope) J
Section 4: SPEAKING (10-15 mins)
The Speaking section assesses your use of spoken English and
takes between 11 and 14 minutes to complete with an IELTS
examiner. IELTS uses real people in quiet rooms to test speaking
– unlike an algorithm, an IELTS examiner will be able to make
you feel relaxed and confident. They’re also able to pick up on
your native accent to ensure you get the best possible score.
There are 3 parts to the IELTS Speaking section.
Part 1
The examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and
a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies
and interests. This part lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.
Part 2
You will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular
topic. You will have 1 minute to prepare before speaking for up
to 2 minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions
on the same topic to finish this part of the test.
Part 3
You will be asked further questions connected to the topic in
Part 2. These questions will give you the opportunity to discuss
more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts
between 4 and 5 minutes.

Again, I would suggest to go through the YouTube videos


from E2 IELTS here. They provide a lot of useful suggestions
especially for your 2-minute speech in Part 2 where you will
lose points if you speak less than 2 minutes (and 2 minutes is
longer than you think it is – trust me!)
How do I go about scheduling my IELTS test?
There are 2 agencies that conduct the test:
1. British Council
2. IDP education
2 biggest myths that I would like to bust now:
1. You will score better if you sit with IDP vs British Council
• That’s bullshit (pardon my language)
• They have the exact same pattern and the exact same
evaluation criteria – 2 agencies exist just to split the
workload – nothing more, nothing less.
• So, just go-ahead and book with the agency that’s most
convenient to you – in terms of time availability.
2. You will score better if you sit from a city where the level of
English is worse than your home city
• Not true! Again, bullshit J
• Concentrate on the right things' guys! All this is noise..
Just focus on improving your command over the
language and you will sail through.
So, how do I register for the test?
1. Just click on one of these links and select the most suitable /
available date
• Book your British Council test
• Book your IDP test
2. Pay the fees (it’s around USD 200)
3. Select General training test for immigration. Academic
training is for guys who go for studies.

How am I scored? Click here to know the scoring system.


Should I go for Paper based or Computer based test?
It’s up to you!

Let me give you the benefits and drawbacks of both – this is


purely based on my research on the topic – both me and my
wife gave paper-based.

PAPER - BASED COMPUTER - BASED

Pros: Pros:
ü In the listening section, you get 10 ü Much more comfortable typing a
additional minutes to transfer letter vs writing it with a pencil
your answers from your question ü The exam can be taken at any day
paper to answer book. That’s a lot of the month – much more
of time that can be used to revise flexible
your answers – I know that these ü The results are delivered within 4-
10 minutes helped me get a 7 days
couple of more answers right J
Cons:
Cons: ü You do not get the additional 10
ü With the increased use of minutes at the end of the
computers, I was just not used to listening section
writing letters and essays with a
pencil and my writing sucked – if
the examiner doesn’t understand Note: Speaking test format
your writing, you lose points.
ü The exam is conducted only twice
remains the same whether
a month you choose paper-based or
ü The results are released after 14 Computer based
days – much longer!

If I had not passed the pen-paper exam in my 1st attempt, I would


have given a computer-based re-test, because I was confident of
clearing the test and could not wait another 20 days for the next
available pen-paper slot (plus 14 days for results).
How much do I need to score in order to stay
eligible for express entry?
All sections are scored between 0 and 9. You can also have 0.5
decimal scores like 6.5, 7.5, 8.5 etc.
To be eligible you need to score a minimum of 6 in each section.
However, that’s just eligibility (remember step 1). You need
much more in order to get enough points and clear the express
entry cutoff. In-order to clear the cutoff, you will need:
Listening: 8 | Reading: 7 | Writing: 7 | Speaking: 7
What are these scores? It’s very complicated and you can check
complete details here, however I will make it super simple and
only tell you the most important part of scoring below.
Like I explained in the beginning of the section, the first 2
sections (Listening and reading) have 40 questions each.
To score 8 in Listening, you need to score a minimum of 35/40
To score 7 in Reading, you need to score a minimum of 34/40
Scoring a 7 in Writing and Speaking are more subjective and you
are scored based on how well you perform on the given tasks –
the criteria are explained super-well on the link here.
8,7,7,7 is also called CLB 9. CLB stands for Canadian Language
Benchmark and here is how you know your CLB.
How do I know how much preparation I need? How can I
start practicing?

The first step is to go to British council’s official website and do


the sample tests in-order to know your current level.
Here’s the link: IELTS practice test

The score you get in your sample test would determine the
amount of time and effort you need to put in, in order to get a
desirable score in IELTS.

YOUR LEVEL
If you scored 8,7,7,7 in LRWS respectively or maybe half a point
lower in a section, congratulations! You are all set to sit for the
exam within a month (with 1-2 hours of preparation daily)
That was my level and I did 2 things in this 1 month (1-2 hours
per day) – I got a CLB 10 J:
• Official Cambridge book “The Official Cambridge Guide
To Ielts Student's Book”
• Practice tests from: https://ieltsonlinetests.com/
• Free YouTube content from IELTS advantage & E2 IELTS
• Free 5-day course from IELTS advantage

However, if you score low in 2 or more sections, you need to


work a little harder now and may need help from someone. I
would recommend 2-3 months of daily practice before sitting
for the exam. Here are a few additional resources you could go
for:
• Paid online course such as IELTS Advantage
• Apps to improve speaking, such as Cambly
Are paid courses worth it?
Depends on your current level of English! If you are falling short
in one or more sections – then, you should seek outside help.

The offline classroom courses will also work, however they cost
upwards of USD 200-500 (Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 40,000 in India). Also,
it will be difficult to keep up with their schedule while you are
busy with your own jobs!

I would personally suggest 2 online courses:

1. IELTS Advantage: This is one of the best online courses


available out there. They have different packages depending
on the sections that you need help with. They also have a lot
of free content, so feel free to go through that before
subscribing. CHECK HERE

2. Cambly for speaking: Speaking can be a challenge for non-


native speakers. It is sometimes difficult to catch the accent
of native speakers / examiners while you are being tested on
the day. Cambly is an amazing app that helps you talk to
native speakers as per your schedule and get feedback on
your accent, pronunciation, grammar, tone, pace and overall
confidence! I used this and it cost me around ~USD 60 for a
month – so not too bad. CHECK HERE
STEP 4

CALCULATE CRS
Now that you have your ECA report from WES and your IELTS
score, you are all set to make a profile… Hurraayy! J
Before you do that, let’s help you calculate your CRS. CRS stands
for Comprehensive Rating System. Based on various factors like
age, education, work experience and IELTS score, you are given a
score out of 1200. This is much like the eligibility scale (in
section 1), however this has nothing to do with your eligibility.
This score is used by Canada’s immigration (IRCC) to rank all the
people in the immigration pool and provide invitation to apply
for permanent residency to the top 3000-4000 people per draw.
In other words, IRCC comes-up with a draw and a cutoff score
(usually every alternate Wednesday). If your CRS is higher than
the cut-off, you get an invitation to apply J
In order to calculate your CRS, click here and download our app,
CanGuide.
In 2018, the cutoffs were closer to 420-440 points, however
with more people wanting to immigrate to Canada, the cutoff
range in 2020 has increased to 465-475.

However, do not worry if your score is lower than 465. There are
a lot of provincial programs that invite specific in-demand
occupation codes at a much lower CRS score (as low as 300).
If you are one of them, download our VOLUME 3 on Provincial
Nomination programs and ways you can still fulfill your dream of
moving to Canada.
I have a low CRS score, Is there any scope to improve it?

There are only a few things you can control when it comes to
CRS score. There are a total of 4 factors that determine your CRS

1. Age: Can’t change that! You lose 5 points per year after 30
2. Education: Tough to change that too, unless you are willing
to enroll into a diploma course and wait another year.
3. Work Experience: You max out your points at 3 years of
experience. So if you are slightly lower than 3 years, maybe
you can wait for a few more months to give yourself
additional points
4. IELTS score: The only thing you can control! A CLB 9 (8,7,7,7)
is the least you need to get a decent CRS, however if you are
able to achieve a higher score in one or more module, your
score can increase by a maximum of 12 points!

If you are married and your spouse has a degree and can give
IELTS, go for it! It is likely to give you more points!

In my case, I am 31 L, have a dual degree and 7+ years of work


experience. If I score a CLB 9 in IELTS, and even with my wife’s
master’s and good IELTS score, I would have maxed out at 455.
However, I managed a higher score in 3 out of the 4 modules
and got an additional 9 points (taking our CRS to 464 J)

Download CANGUIDE! Not only will it calculate your CRS score, it will
also provide you recommendations on how to improve the CRS score.

Trust me, it’s super-EPIC! You will thank me J


STEP 5

MAKE YOUR EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE


Once you have your ECA report and IELTS score, you should
make your express entry profile irrespective of your CRS score or
even if you did not get a desired score in your first IELTS
attempt. You will have the option of updating the profile
anytime you want till the time you receive your GOLDEN
invitation to apply J
Here is link to the video explaining the step-step process to
create your express entry profile.
Super Important: DO NOT LIE or MAKE A MISTAKE in your
profile. While you are not required to upload any proof of age,
education etc. at this stage, this profile will determine your CRS
score and if you would get an invitation to apply or not.
If you make a mistake (say select masters degree instead of
bachelors), and get those additional CRS points, get an invitation
because of this action in the next draw and fail to produce the
proof of masters degree when you are submitting your
documents during application process – your application will be
rejected and worst case, I have even seen people getting barred
from applying to Canada for 5 years!
This may seem like an obvious thing to avoid; however you will
be surprised by the number of people who do it intentionally or
unintentionally – especially the ones’ who are lazy & stupid
enough to leave this step in the hands of an agent or a
consultant (no offense).
STEP 6

WAIT FOR THE DRAW


Well, this one is frustrating!

IRCC releases draws every month (usually 2 per month on


alternate Wednesdays).

Here’s the link to catch the latest draw. You can checkout the
latest news related to Canada immigration here.

This is also the point where you can join various Facebook
support groups that we have. Really helpful in answering all
questions you might have and speculating draws (though
speculating is a waste of time, but it may help your nerves).

Two of these amazing FB groups that I follow:


1. Ask Kubeir - Express Entry / Canada PR
2. Dream abroad – Canada

If you have a score lower than 465 or whatever the average of


last 4 draws is, you should consider doing something to improve
your CRS.

1. Check some of the ways I listed in Step 4.


2. Consider Provincial Nomination program. Free e-book
(Volume 3) available on our website.
STEP 7

INVITATION TO APPLY
Hurraayyyy!

There was a cutoff from IRCC, and you made it. You will get a
message in your profile “in messages section” within 24 hours
with a subject “Invitation to Apply”.

This one is the shortest and the 2nd happiest step of the entire
PR process (happiest being getting the PR in hand J)

In interest of not making this document a very long one, I would


request you to download volume 2 from our website. It is a
continuation of this e-book with details of collecting documents,
sample letters all the way to getting your stamped passports.

So read on… J

DOWNLOAD
VOLUME 2
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I have tried to equip you with everything there is to know
about the application process. If you still want to discuss
your case (in part or full) with me, I will be happy to get on a
call and discuss.

However, do take note that I am not a LICENSED


consultant and will not be able to fill the application on your
behalf. Treat me like a friend who has your best interest in
mind and will provide you with answers and suggestions
based on months of research and my own experience of
applying for the Canadian PR.

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