This article provides the activity-wise and day-wise project plan which was used by us for fast tracking our Canada Express Entry Process. We received our CoPR in less than 6 months without the help of any external agent. Background : Family consisted of husband & wife ONLY. No Kids. Both had completed Bachelor’s & Master’s from recognized colleges based in India. Both had more than 3 years of experience in one or more skill listed in the Canada NOC List (NOC details explained later in the article) We appeared only for English Proficiency Exam (I.E.L.T.S.). No proficiency exam given for French Language. We did not hire or approach any agency / agent for this process. All details are clearly stated on the “Government of Canada” website in a very simple and unambiguous terms. We found it very easy to understand the entire process and the requirements. Disclaimer : Please do not take the timelines mentioned in this article as sacrosanct. Depending on the applicant profiles & agencies involved, the timelines may change drastically. For accurate information, please use the respective official sites to identify the end-to-end average cycle time.The information mentioned in this article is purely based on our research, experience & memory. We are not authorized Immigration Consultants & would not be able to provide any guidance about the process to anyone except sharing our experience. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/express-entry-system-immigrants.html To ensure that the process from application to confirmation gets completed in the shortest possible time, following are the steps that we followed :- Day 1 Step 1 : Overview of the process & documentation requirements All details were available on the Government of Canada website :- https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/before-you-start.html Following is the link that provides the mandatory documentation requirements for Canada Express Entry Program :- https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/express-entry/applications-received-on-after-january-1-2016-completeness-check.html Step 2 : Calculated Preliminary CRS Score We calculated our CRS Score using the free tool provided by Government of Canada to give us an initial idea :- http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp We also checked our score viz-a-viz the other applicants in the following link to assess our standing in the pool of applications https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/submit-profile/rounds-invitations.html Step 3 : Registration for Language Proficiency Test We registered for I.E.L.T.S. General Exam & took a date which was 75 calendar days from Day 1. Our focus was to achieve maximum marks in the Language Proficiency Test. We realized that any impact on other factors (part of Section A, B & C) such as Age, Education & Experience cannot lead to drastic change in the CRS Score within 3 months. However, a high score in Language proficiency test can ensure that we get a high CRS Score. The I.E.L.T.S. booklet & the mock videos available on Youtube were our starting point. We also found sample questions on Macmillan and Kaplan sites which helped us to prepare. Disclaimer : We are not promoting the use of I.E.L.T.S. here. We are only mentioning our experience. Readers are free to select other tests as well. Following link provides details about other tests :- https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/standard-requirements/language-requirements/designated-testing-agencies.html Step 4 : Researched for Education Credential Assessment (ECA) Based on our research for the approved ECA agencies we shortlisted WES. Disclaimer : We are not promoting the use of WES. We are only mentioning our experience. Readers are free to select other agencies. Following link includes other agency details :- http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=681&top=29 We reviewed the documentation requirements of WES and found out the process to apply for the transcripts accordingly with our respective college / university. For this we searched for the process on the university site / sent mail to the admin office / searched in Canadian EE Forum for past experiences / sent a friend to find out the process from University office. The process is different across different universities. This entire process from application to dispatch of transcripts to WES Toronto took us around 45 days. There were some specific requirements of WES for the documents which required coordination with the university. Step 5 : Identified NOC Canada uses National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to classify jobs (occupations). We identified the NOC code under which our work experience was classified using the link :- https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility/find-national-occupation-code.html Step 6 : Identify the requirements under the Proof of Funds There was a minimum “Proof of Funds” required. We identified that requirements and planned to apply with our respective bank branches for the proofs accordingly. The details are mentioned in the link below :- https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/documents/proof-funds.html PS : As per the current requirements, average balance for the last 6 months should be printed in the bank letter. Step 7 : Passport Validity Checked whether our passports are valid for 6 years or more. Since we had renewed our passports a few months back ours were valid for more than 6 years. Day 2 Step 1 : Apply for Experience Certificate There are very specific requirements in terms of the details required in this certificate. We went through the details and applied for an experience letter with our company (current / past) for the experience letter. Some companies had asked for a draft which was then used by them to prepare this letter. Finding a relevant NOC code was an important pre-requisite. It took us around 30 days to receive all the required experience letters. Step 2 : Education Credential Assessment — Application to University / College We applied to our respective university / colleges based on the research done on Day 1. The application process was completed in 30 days. This was due to the individual requirements of each University. Having a contact in the university / in that city who can travel to University Admin Office helped us to coordinate. Day 25 Step 1 : WES Reference Number We filled the WES form and generated the WES reference number. This was done when we were sure that the transcripts will be dispatched by the college in next 7–10 days. This form was filled separately for everyone. Step 2 : Filter important mails from different agencies To ensure that we don’t miss out on any mails from all these agencies, a filter was created in our mail box at the start of the process so that no such mail lands up in the SPAM folder or gets missed out. This was of great help. Day 30 Step 1 : Dispatch of Documents to WES The Transcripts & other required documents were dispatched to the WES Toronto as per the requirement by college / university. The WES reference number was written on the sealed envelop as per the requirements of WES. Step 2 : Receipt of Experience Letters Received all relevant experience letters from the companies in which we had worked. These letters were scanned & original were kept in a CANADA specific folder for future use. Day 35 Documents received by WES Canada. Details were updated on their website. Day 60 Received mail communication that the ECA report was generated. We logged into the site & downloaded the report. Hard Copy was received at a later stage. Day 76 I.E.L.T.S. Exam — Listening, Reading & Writing Day 79 I.E.L.T.S. Exam — Speaking Day 85 We created an Express Entry profile on the “Government of Canada” website. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/submit-profile.html Day 88 We received the hard copy of the WES report. Day 90 We received all the bank documents for which we had applied. All documents were scanned and hard copies were saved in a separate folder. These documents would have to be taken at the time of first entry.