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How to Fix Mistakes on Your Express Entry Profile

Fix Mistakes on Your Express Entry Profile

The Express Entry system allows immigration officials to better organize the intake and processing of economic immigration applications. Immigrating to Canada through Express Entry can be a fast and efficient option for any foreign nationals with skilled work experience whether or not they have been to Canada. But what would you do if you notice you’ve made a mistake while filling your Express Entry profile?

Filling the Express Entry profile

If interested in immigrating to Canada through the Express Entry system, you get to fill a profile which simply summarizes your information such as work experience, skills, language proficiency among others. If your profile is strong enough, this means you receive a high CRS score, you will be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

It goes without saying that you need to put your best foot forward when completing the profile and throughout the process. You need to get an immigration lawyer Canada to help you put up an impressive and accurate impression of yourself on this profile. This will increase your chances of getting invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

However, we’re all prone to making mistakes and when this happens when completing your profile, all is not lost. If you just completed the profile but you haven’t received an Invitation to Apply, you can make changes to the information submitted. You can add and remove documents from your profile at this point. For instance, your immigration lawyer can advise you to retake the language proficiency test and get a better score. You can go ahead and remove the initial score and update it with the new one. If the changes you made will affect your CRS score, you will have to wait for 24 hours for the new score to reflect.

When it’s impossible to make changes

There are cases where after completing the Express Entry profile, the candidate is found ineligible. In this case, the profile is denied and you cannot make any changes. You can only view the profile once you log in. The best approach, in this case, would be to submit a new profile, this time by getting help from a qualified Express Entry lawyer Canada. Your lawyer may advise you to wait until you’ve increased your eligibility in order to submit a new application.

Additionally, you may not be able to change anything on the profile once you receive an ITA. The information you entered is locked and you can submit the new information when applying for permanent residence. However, you should avoid taking this route because if the immigration officials notice that there was any false or misleading information, it is considered a serious offense and they can charge you with misrepresentation which could ban you from submitting any applications to the immigration department in Canada for the next 5 years.

Partying shot, it’s important to save yourself by working with a qualified immigration lawyer from the very beginning. You’ll get proper advice and better understand your options to submit an Express Entry profile that earns you an impressive score.


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