Welcome!

Welcome! The purpose of this blog is to share my experience immigrating to Canada via the Express Entry program as a former DACA recipient. When I first began this process I had lots of questions, and I wasn’t finding the answers I wanted online. It is my hope that by sharing what I have learned I can give you the knowledge and confidence you need to jump into the process on your own.

What is Express Entry?

My guess is that if you are here you already know what Express Entry is, and are familiar with the Canadian immigration website. But just in case this is your first time looking into Express Entry, below is my quick summary of how this works.

Express Entry is a two step process. The first step involves creating a profile in which you are awarded points based on your education level, work experience, age, and language ability. Your profile will then be placed in a pool with other applicants, and twice a month the top applicants will be invited to apply for permanent residence. If your profile is selected you will then be invited to apply for PR (permanent residence), in this second step of the process you will be asked to provide proof of your work experience, a police report and a medical exam among other things.

Express Entry is only one of many ways to immigrate to Canada, and is mostly geared towards young and educated professionals. For a detailed description of Express Entry I would suggest you first take some time to read though the materiel provided by the CIC (link is below).

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/index.asp

7 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. Looking forward to hearing how things are in Canada. I plan to start this process early next year.

    Thank you for this website.
    Best of luck!

  2. Thank you so much for this. I am seriously considering it. I plan to start the process next March. Please keep us updated with your move and relocating in Canada – like which territory you chose, housing, the job hunt, culture, food, everything. I think I will be living vicariously through you guys for a while.

  3. This is so awesome! Thanks so much for this blog! Question, did you use any lawyers through out this process? Or did you and your significant other tackle all of the paper work on your own?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi! We did use lawyers thought the process, but we still had to tackle all of the paper work on our own. The lawyers just basically provided a checklist of documents we had to gather and then they uploaded them into the portal for us.

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