Express Entry – Top 5 Reasons you are deemed ineligible by the “Come to Canada” assessment tool

We will also discuss proof of funds in our listener question section

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 5 of the Canadian Immigration Podcast. In this episode I will be discussing my Top 5 reasons you are deemed ineligible when using the “Come to Canada” assessment tool for Express Entry.  

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This podcast is dedicated to all of you who have tried to complete the CIC “Come to Canada” tool that is a prerequisite to applying for Express Entry in Canada, but have been found ineligible. Sometimes, your background is not quite what it needs to be in order to qualify. However, in other circumstances, your ineligibility arises because of an error on your part in how you answered the questions within the Come to Canada tool.

In no specific order, these are the mistakes I see most often in my practice:

  1. Your language test is invalid.
  2. You don’t have enough skilled work experience.
  3. You don’t have sufficient funds.
  4. You do not meet the minimum qualifications under one of the 3 Economic Programs.
  5. You have problems with your personal reference code (this is really post eligibility; however, you can consider it a bonus tip).

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The 5 most common reasons people are found ineligible for Express Entry.
  • How to navigate CIC’s “Come to Canada” tool.
  • Great links to essential CIC resources for determining your eligibility under Express Entry.
  • Helpful tips on navigating the complex Express Entry process.
  • What to do if you don’t have your settlement funds and need help from family.

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  1. My husband and I came to Canada in 2013 as visitors we are now on implied status cause our last visitor extension was refused so we applied for restoration and waiting on the result. Now we want to live here so my husband has an employer who applied for an lmia and for it but the work permit was refused. He was told to reapply for the lmia which he did and we are waiting on the result. So my husband decide to set up his express entry profile and was deemed ineligible we are wondering why cause he scored 7,8,9 and 8 in celpip test he has 4 years working experience in the field also his noc # is B level . We also have a 8month baby here . What can we do now cause we don’t want our baby to grow up outside of Canada. Can he delete this profile and start over. Just tell us your advice. Thank you very much….waiting