Welcome to your ICCRC Exam Express Entry Lesson!

Estimated study time = 5 hours.

How Express Entry works


Offer of employment – Skilled immigrants (Express Entry)


Become a candidate – Skilled immigrants (Express Entry)


Immigrate as a skilled worker through Express Entry


Express Entry – Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Criteria


Express Entry – Ministerial Instructions respecting the Express Entry system


Express Entry rounds of invitations


Express Entry questions and answers


Express Entry: Assessing an electronic application on section A11.2



Singh v. Canada is a successful Judicial Review that shows you how important it is to always declare past experience honestly and thoroughly, regardless of whether the person is applying for TR or PR. In this case, Mr. Singh did not declare his work experience when previously applying for a study/work permit and then included this information when later applying for immigration under the CEC (through EE). This led to the officer mistakenly not believing that Mr. Singh had the relevant experience required for the CEC. Although the application was sent to another officer for review (as an outcome of the Judicial Review), this case gives us some insight into how to avoid delays and rejections under Express Entry. https://goo.gl/JvBpxL

If an applicant has an LIMA-approved job offer, receives an ITA, but the work experience is not found to meet the NOC requirements, what happens? As we can see in Lal vs. Canada (and in our Express Entry lesson!), PR is not granted. https://goo.gl/vnB5u7

In Express Entry, your job as an RCIC is to make sure that the application is clear, honest and as detailed as possible. Akinbile vs. Canada is a recent decision based on a 5-year ban for misrepresentation and gives some great insight into how officers determine fraud in an application: https://goo.gl/SxGHGb

Here is another great court case that gives some insight into the need for a complete and thorough PR application when someone receives an ITA in Express Entry. In Doron vs. Canada, we can see that if an applicant does not submit all of the required documents within the timeframe (which is 90 days now), the person will have to begin the entire process from the start. https://goo.gl/nejhu3

Gugliotti vs. Canada shows how important it is to perfectly demonstrate Proof of Funds, regardless of whether or not the person exceeds the CRS cut-off score in Express Entry. https://goo.gl/ZdZVSj

Kaur vs. Canada emphasizes that in order to qualify for an Express Entry-related PNP, a person must meet the minimum requirements of either the FST, CEC or FSW, in addition to meeting the specific PNP requirements. https://goo.gl/DcUVKX