We, at BC HAPPY HOMES & NATIE SOTANA CANADA IMMIGRATION CONSULTANCY  will first make sure to assess your qualification against any of the Federal Economic Immigration Programs and to make sure that you will have the eligibility when you finally complete your on line Express Entry Profile.

Before you can file an on-line Express Entry profile, you must have the necessary requirements such as: A valid result of a language competency test (Ex. IELTS) and an assessment of your education credentials by a Canadian organization (ex. WES).

 Only when your Express Entry Profile is filled on-line can potential Canadian employers, and the Provincial and Territorial government is able to access your profile. We will also make sure that you will be registered in the job bank or the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

If you are interested to know more about the Express Entry Program you may contact us here or take ourfree assessment



Express Entry will manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program,

  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program, and

  • The Canadian Experience Class.

The Express Entry System has two steps:

Step 1) Potential candidates complete an on-line Express Entry profile

Those who meet the criteria of one of the federal immigration programs listed above will be accepted into a pool of candidates. Anyone who does not already have a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (if you need one), or a nomination from a province or territory, must register with Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Job Bank. Job Bank will help connect Express Entry candidates with eligible employers in Canada.

Note: Entry into the Express Entry pool does not guarantee a candidate will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Invited candidates still have to meet eligibility and admissibility requirements under Canada’s immigration law (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act).

Step 2) The highest-ranking candidates in the pool will be invited to apply for permanent residence

Candidates will be ranked against others in the pool using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System. Points are awarded using the information in their profile. Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply. Candidates will be awarded points for:

  • a job offer, and/or

  • a nomination from a province or territory, and/or skills and experience factors.

A candidate can get additional points for: a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment, or a nomination by a province or territory.These additional points will make a candidate rank high enough to be invited to apply. If you are invited to apply, you will have 60 days to submit an online application for permanent residence.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will process the majority of complete applications (meaning those with all the necessary supporting documents) in six months or less.

There will be 15 to 25 draws every year when Immigration Canada selects applicants to be given an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If they do not get an Invitation to Apply for
permanent residence within 12 months of submitting an Express Entry profile, they may submit a new profile. If they still meet the criteria, they can re-enter the pool. This will prevent backlogs and ensure quick processing times. 





When you are nominated by a Province or Territory or have been offered a job by an employer, you will possibly have good enough points to have an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to immigrate to Canada. 

Official Information Video prepared by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.