How much does Express Entry cost?
Educational Credential Assessment (ECA): Average cost – $200
Government fees: $1,325/adult & $225/child
Medical examination fees: average cost – $450/adult & $250/child
Police clearance certificates: average cost – $100/country
For each additional family member $3,492
Do I need a job offer for Express Entry?
Entry do not have a formal Canadian job offer:
- A formal Canadian job offer for a skilled, full-time position can add 50 to 200 points to your Express Entry application. Almost always, a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is required for these points to be awarded.
- An informal job offer will not award any additional points to your Express Entry profile and should not be mentioned in the application.
How long does Express Entry take?
- Your profile will remain valid for 12 months in the Express Entry pool .
- Upon issuance of the ITA, you will have 90 days to provide the requested full application of documents.
- Once the immigration authorities have received your complete application, your permanent resident visa should be processed in six months or less.
What’s better: PNP or Express Entry?
There is no simple answer to this question but there are some things to consider. Most PNPs require an applicant to have an Express Entry profile. Since an Express Entry profile is free to submit, you don’t stand to lose anything by creating one.
The other thing to consider is that the majority of PNP programs require an applicant to have a specific connection to the region. If you are working or studying in a Canadian province, considering a PNP program is advisable. If you do not have any specific connections to a place in Canada, the more general Express Entry pathway to Canadian permanent residence is probably your best option.
The best way to determine whether a PNP or Express Entry is better for you is to complete our free online immigration assessment.