Complete Document Checklist for Express Entry Canada

Complete Document Checklist for Express Entry Canada

Sanjay Yadav Sanjay Yadav
[Published 24 Feb, 2024 | 06:01 AM]
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Millions of individuals aspire to move to Canada each year but only those who meet the Canada PR eligibility, achieve the required CRS score and submit complete documentation with their application - get the chance to turn their dream into a reality. 

Most applicants choose Express Entry to apply for a Canada PR visa from India, under which applications are processed within 6 months. This makes it one of the fastest ways to immigrate to Canada. But many applications are rejected and the most common reason is the lack of/incomplete documentation. Therefore, meeting the requirements and checking the documents before submitting them to successfully get your permanent residency visa is of absolute priority.

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Documents required to create Express Entry profile

You don’t need to submit any documents for your Express Entry profile. However, you may need information from some or all of the following documents:

  • A valid passport or travel document
  • Language test results (IELTS/CELPIP/PTE Core - English, TEF/TEC - French)
  • Proof of previous education in Canada or an Educational Credential Assessment Report if -
    • You are applying through Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Program, or
    • You wish to get points for your education outside of Canada
  • Provincial nomination certificate (if you’ve received one)t
  • A job offer from an eligible employer in Canada (if you have one)
  • Proof of your previous work experience
  • Certificate of qualification in a trade occupation given by a province or territory (if you have one)
  • Proof of funds

Documents Required for Canada PR Application

Documents Required for Canada PR Application

Only completing an online Express Entry profile or entering the pool will not guarantee an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. When you enter the Express Entry pool, your profile is ranked against other candidates and given a CRS score.

Candidates with higher scores have a higher chance of getting selected for an ITA in the next Express Entry draw. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will then invite you to submit a complete application for permanent residence. 

If you get an invite from IRCC to apply, you must submit the following documents required for Canada immigration along with those you used to create the Express Entry profile:

upload copies of the documents you used for your profile along with those listed below:

  • Police Clearance Certificates to prove zero criminal background.
  • Proof that you have funds to support yourself and any accompanying family members.
  • If you have dependent children with you, submit a birth certificate.
  • If you have a dependent child who is adopted, submit adoption papers.
  • If you are in a common-law relationship, submit a common-law union form.
  • If you are legally married, submit a marriage certificate.
  • If you are divorced, submit a divorce certificate and legal separation agreement.
  • If you are widowed, submit the death certificate of your late husband.
  • If you have hired a representative, submit a Representative form.

Earlier, candidates were required to take a medical exam before submitting their application for a Canada Express Entry program. But as of October 1, 2023, this is no longer a requirement. You no longer have to get an upfront medical exam done before submitting your PR application through Express Entry.

Wait for the IRCC to notify you.

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Additional Documents

When you finally submit your Express Entry PR application, the IRCC starts your verification process. During this time, if they need any additional information or documents, they will include them in your personalized document checklist.

Now, your application may not be rejected or refused if you fail to submit these documents. IRCC only requests these to see if you meet the requirements of the Express Entry managed stream you applied for.

  • Proof of relationship to a relative living in Canada
  • Digital photos to verify your identity
  • Other names to verify aliases
  • Authority to release personal information to a designated individual form
  • Any additional documents that you feel are relevant to your application

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What’s Next?

When all documentation is submitted, sit back and wait. IRCC processes most Express Entry applications within 6 months or less after receiving your complete application.

Do not forget that if you fail to provide any document listed in the checklist, your application will be rejected. Not just this but the authorities could also deny your application if the processing office does not have enough information on file to ensure you meet the requirements of the Express Entry program you are applying for.

If you’re having trouble, talk to the best immigration consultant in India to make your dreams of living and working in Canada. 

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Read More: What is the requirement to enter Express Entry for Canada PR?



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