Receiving an Invitation to Appy (ITA) is usually a heavy bag of emotions mixed with joy and excitement, it feels like all the hard work is finally going to pay off. We often tend to forget that ITA is just another step towards a bigger goal, a goal that is just 90 days away and there are literally so many documents to gather. The whole process could be a bit confusing for many as they go ahead with their files, but we have come up with a step-by-step guide on what next to do after you have received the ITA.
Let us think of this process as a ladder to success but it has only 3 big levels:
• Creating the Express Entry Profile
• Receiving the ITA
• Applying for Permanent Residency
The recent Canadian Experience Class draw saw a jaw-dropping number of invitations sent to the immigration candidates, anyone who received the ITA can now go ahead and apply for the permanent residency, but make no mistake, there are only 90 days to submit your online application and we need to make sure that all the documents are ready with us.
The ITA will reflect whether you were selected through CEC or any other Express Entry program, along with that you will be provided with a personalized document checklist through the Express Entry Portal. We are providing a list of general documents, but candidates could be required to submit other documents as well, depending upon the immigration program that they are applying for.
• Civil status documents, like a birth certificate.
• Language tests, IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, TCF.
• Educational documents, Marksheets, Transcripts, Degrees, ECA
• Work experience documents, Letter of Employment, Experience Letter, Payslips, T4
• Police certificates
• Proof of funds
• Photos and other documents.
Know your documents better
Police Certificates or better known as PCC is required for any country where you lived for more than 6 consecutive months in the last 10 years, please note that you do not need them for the time before you were 18 years of age.
Educational Credential Assessment or an ECA is required to check the foreign education’s equivalency to the Canadian standards, if you were rewarded any foreign degree, certificate, or diploma and if you are implying to claim those points, then you must get an ECA done for that education. Any points for foreign education without an ECA will not be accounted for. ECA can be obtained from any one of the following designated organizations.
• Comparative Education Service – University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
The Medical examination needs to be conducted by a physician approved by the IRCC, there are several approved physicians, both inside and outside Canada, you can always check it on the IRCC website.
You may also be required to give your biometrics if you have not done it in the past 10 years while applying for a study permit, work permit, or visitor visa. If you are required to do the biometrics, then you must visit the biometrics collection site nearest to you, if by any chance, the site is closed then IRCC will automatically extend your deadline to give your biometrics.
Apart from these documents, there are some other documents as well, it is always a good idea to check the personalized document checklist to make sure all the documents are prepared. Right after you have all the documents ready and uploaded, it is finally time to submit your PR application.
The process is a bit lengthy and tricky, it usually takes your valuable time, between your work and your file. We understand your reasons, which is why our dedicated Express Entry and Permanent Residence applications team can help you cover your worries regarding your application.
Get professional help, and let us work on your application, while you can concentrate on planning more important events.
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