Fastest Way to Canada – Canada Express Entry, No Limit for UAE Expats

If you are a UAE expat that is looking to move to Canada, this is perhaps the fastest way one can opt for if you are interested in immigration to Canada.

On January 1, 2015, Canada launched a new immigration program called Express Entry, which is used to manage applications for permanent residency under three federal economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.

This immigration program allows skilled individuals to obtain Canada permanent residency visa and immigrate to Canada faster, said the immigration consultants in Dubai.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said about Express Entry, “Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)”


 Who can benefit from the Canada Express Entry?

This program selects candidates for immigration to Canada under three categories. These include Federal Skilled Worker Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Worker Program), Federal Skilled Trades Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Trades Program) and Canadian Experience Class.

How to apply under this system?

There are certain steps that potential candidates need to follow when applying under the Express Entry.


Candidates for permanent residency who are eligible for one of the federal economic immigration program mentioned above will be required to create an online Express Entryprofile in which they provide information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other personal information.

“The IRCC will select the best candidates who are most likely to succeed in Canada rather than those who happen to be first in line. Factors such as your age, level of education, work experience and English or French language proficiency will play a part in determining whether you are selected. Candidates will be given a score out of 1,200 and candidates that meet the minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) will be sent an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency,” explains immigration lawyer in Dubai.

Under the new Express Entry system, it is estimated that if you have a successful application, you could receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in 6- 12 months.


Is there a limited for the number of candidates is admitted to the Express Entry pool?

There is no limit to the number of people who may enter the Express Entry pool; so there is no hindrance in entering the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry is expected to create an inventory of high-quality candidates who employers in Canada will be able to consider when they cannot find Canadians or permanent residents to fill job vacancies.


In both 2015 and 2016 the amount of ITA issued where on the 30000–35000 ballpark. However in both occasions, in the first quarter only around a third of the invitation where issued, this year Canada already issued 24,000 ITA so people are expecting a 70,000 ITA this year.

Through the opening three months of 2017, a total of 24,652 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence have been issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), an increase of more than 160 percent on the 9,465 ITAs issued over the first quarter of 2016. For the same period in 2015, a total of 6,851 ITAs were issued.

With this new and faster way for immigration to Canada, it is now more common that people are immigrating to other countries. Immigration to Canada has become very famous among the countries mostly chosen for immigration. Lalani & Associates is the best immigration consultants in Pakistan and visa consultants in Dubai that can assist you in your immigration process. We have our immigration office in Karachi, Lahore and Dubai. Visit the website: for details.