Canada Express Entry
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Canada’s Express Entry program is the new selection system for Canada immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.
Express Entry program is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers. In order to best serve your needs, please choose whether you are a potential candidate for immigration through Canada’s express entry or a Canadian employer interested in hiring skilled workers.
Canada’s Express Entry program is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- Provincial Nominee Programs
Federal Skilled Worker:
As of January 1, 2015, Federal Skilled Worker applications are being processed through the Express Entry immigration selection system for immigration to Canada. Candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Class must first make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online Express Entry profile.
Ipn order to be eligible for Immigration through Canada Express Entry (Permanent Resident) Visa, Federal Skilled Worker applicants must:
- Have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled occupation (National Occupational Classification skill lever 0, A or B); or
- Qualify for Arranged Employment In Canada with a Labour Market Impact Assessment and a full-time, permanent job offer from a Canadian employer; and
- Pass a minimum threshold of language ability in one of Canada’s two official languages, English or French.
In addition, Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) applicants must obtain at least 67 points based on Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) immigration selection factors.
Those selection factors are listed below. Click each factor to learn more information:
- Education: Candidates can be awarded up to 25 points for your formal education.
- Language Skills: Candidates can be awarded up to 28 total points (24-first official language, 4-second official language).
- Work Experience: Under this factor, candidates can be awarded up to 15 points for certain paid, skilled work experience that they have acquired in the last 10 years, but they must attain at least a score of 9 points in order to qualify.
- Age: Candidates looking to immigrate through Canada’s Express Entry program can be awarded up to 12 points based on their age at the time of applying.
- Arranged Employment: Candidates can be awarded up to 10 points if they have arranged employment in Canada that meets certain requirements at the time of applying for Canada’s Express Entry Program
Adaptability: Candidates can be awarded up to 10 points for a number of factors that show that they are adaptable to moving to Canada.