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Canada Express Entry – Application Process, Eligibility & More

The Canada Express Entry system allows you to immigrate to Canada and apply for a Canada PR directly. It is used by the IRCC to manage applications of skilled workers who want to Immigrate to Canada as a skilled professional.

The Express Entry system for immigration to Canada, allows applicants to apply for living and working in Canada and become permanent residents in less than a year.

Prepare Yourself for Canada Express Entry

Before your submit the online application for Express Entry you will need to take the following steps

  • Take the language tests – IELTS for English and TEF for French language
  • Get an Educational credential Assessment or ECA done on your educational qualifications by a certified agency to prove that your educational standards are on par with the Canadian education system.

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Steps for Canada Express Entry

The following steps are required for applying Canada Express Entry

  • Canada follows a multi-faceted system for immigration into the country. Skilled as well as semi-skilled and agricultural workers are welcomed by the Canadian federal and provincial governments.
  • The most popular avenue for immigration to Canada is the Express Entry stream which works on a points based system
  • Other pathways for immigration to Canada are work-permit visa, which allows its holder to work in Canada for a limited amount of time. A person can choose to extend a work permit and apply for permanent residence without living the country
  • Quebec, which is an autonomous region within Canada has its own immigration stream that one can apply for
  • Another excellent method for immigrating to Canada is to enter the country as a student and then gain experience in a Canadian company and gain extra points to migrate through the Express Entry

The Express Entry Pathway

The Express Entry pathway has the following streams

Federal Skilled Workers Program

The federal skilled workers program is designed for highly skilled immigrants who are planning to immigrate to Canada

What is the Eligibility Criteria to Apply Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

In order to be eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Workers Program, you will have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria

You will need to score at least 67 points out of a total of 100 on the Comprehensive Ranking score (CRS). The points are calculated for the following criteria

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Criteria Maximum Points
Age 12
Educational qualifications 25
Language proficiency 24
Work experience-adaptability 10
Work experience - job offer 10
  • You have to produce test results for English and/or French language tests to demonstrate your proficiency in the language
  • You will need to complete your ECA for your educational qualifications and submit the documents with your application
  • You need to have a minimum of 1 year of uninterrupted work experience in one of the professions that come under the NOC categories O, A and B.You should either
    • a.Have an employment offer on hand
    • b.Be working for an employer in Canada
  • Have completed your PhD from a recognized institute of learning in Canada

If you get accepted into the Express Entry pool, you will then get to enter a pool of Express Entry candidates, from which applicants are drawn based on a minimum arbitrarily decided minimum CRS score. All applicants who have earned the designated CRS score or higher will be issued invitations to apply.

Documents Required for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

  • All the applications forms that are required for the canada immigration and canada PR visa process are completed and signed without any errors
  • Documents showing proof of your work experience
  • Results of your language test for English and/or French
  • An educational certificate Credential certificate
  • Two Self-attested mailing labels
  • A copy of the pages of your passport that contain your personal information and date of validity
  • If you have stated in your application that you have an employment offer on hand, then you need to include the following document
    • a.Offer letter from your employee
    • b.Photocopy of your work permit

Additional Steps for Express Entry Application

Step 1: Get your CRS Score

You will be assigned a CRS score once you have completed your application. If your CRS score is equal to or more than 67 points.

Step 2: Wait for the Express Entry Draw

  • The IRCC conducts Express Entry draws on a regular basis
  • If your CRS score is equal to or higher than the cut-off score for any of the draws, and you meet the eligibility criteria for the draw, then you will be issued an ITA

Step 3: Receive your Invitation to Apply

  • If you have satisfied the conditions in the above step, then you will get an Invitation to Apply from the IRCC
  • Once you receive the ITA, you are required to complete your final application process within 60 days

Step 4: Obtain your Medical and police certificate

You will need to obtain a medical clearance as well as police clearance certificate from the concerned authorities

Step 5: submit your final PR Application

  • Once you have all the documents ready, then you will need to make your final submission
  • Before submitting your application, you need to make sure that all documents are in perfect order

Step 6 Get your PR status

  • Once you submit your application, you can expect it to get processed within six months
  • If your application is approved, then you will receive a COPY of confirmation of Permanent residence
  • You will be able to travel to Canada with the COPR
  • Once you arrive at the port of entry, then you can get your PR status stamped on your passport

[Read More: Minimum IELTS Score Required To Apply For A Canada PR]

Cost of Application

Fee type Amount in CAD
Application processing
Right of PR Fee
490
Fees for spouse Same as above
Fees for each dependent child 150
Cost for language test 216
Fee for medical test 95
Fee for police certificate 9
Fee for biometrics 81

Break down of Proof of Funds Required

No of family members accompanying you Funds required (in CAD)
1 13,213
2 16,449
3 20,222
4 24553
5 27847
6 31407
7 34967
For each additional family member 3560

Processing Time

You can expect the process to take 6 months on an average. However, there may be some delays under unexpected circumstances

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Individuals who worked in canada for atleast one year to immigrate permanently then we call this as Canadian Experience Class(CEC) program.

Eligibility conditions Canadian Experience Class

  • You will need to have worked for a minimum of 1 year in Canada in a full-time job or for a part-time job that covers the same duration within the last 3 years, immediately preceding the date of application
  • Your work experience can fall under any of the following categories
    • a.Management -NOC -O
    • b.Professional - NOC-A
    • c.Technical or Skilled Trades - B
  • Results of your language tests
    • a.CLB -7 for NOC O or A
    • b.CLB-5 for NOC B

Documents Required for Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

  • Proof of Identity
  • Proof of relationship with dependents
  • Passports and other documents required for travel
  • Documents that prove your skills training and other qualifications
  • Proof of your Work Experience
  • Results of your English and/or French language tests
  • Declarations for family members who are not planning to accompany you
  • Certificates of police and medical clearance
  • Receipts of payment of fees
  • Passport size photographs

Application Process for Canadian Experience Class

Following are the steps required to apply for Canadian Experience Class

  • Submit your application online
  • Canadian Immigration visa officer will review your application
  • You could be required to appear for a personal interview with an immigration officer
  • You will be required to appear for an medical examination
  • Once you complete all the above steps, you will need to pay the PR visa fee
  • you will receive your PR from the immigration authority

Costs for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Cost for Applicant type Amount in CAD
Primary applicant 2075
Spouse or partner 1325
Dependent child less than 22 years old 225

Processing Time Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

It usually takes 6 months to process the applications for CEC.

Federal Skilled Trades Class Program (FSTP)

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is a part of the Express Entry system. It is intended for skilled traders who work in a specific trade

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Eligibility Conditions for the Federal Skilled Trades Class Program (FSTP)

  • You will need to write the language test and meet the required level
  • You need to have at least 2 years of full time work experience
  • You need to have acquired skills in a trade that is as per the stipulations of the National Occupation Classification or NOC. these include the following
    • a.From the major group
    • 1)Group 72: Jobs in Industrial, Electrical, and Construction trades
    • 2)Group 73: Jobs in equipment Operation and Maintenance trades
    • 3)Group 82: Jobs in technical and supervisory jobs in agriculture, natural resources
    • 4)Group 92: Jobs in Utility and Manufacturing, processing,Central Control Operators and supervisors
    • 5)You need to have acquired skills in a trade that is as per the stipulations of the National Occupation Classification or NOC. these include the following
    • b.From Minor Groups
    • 1)Group 632: chefs and cooks
    • 2)Group 633: Butchers and bakers
  • You need to have an legitimate offer of employment from an employer based in Canada
  • Proof of language proficiency in English and/or French
  • Proof of sufficient funds. You are not required to meet this requirement if you have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada or are currently working in Canada

Documents Required for the FSTP

  • All the application forms completed and signed
  • Processing fees as required
  • Documents showing proof of your identity
  • A valid passport and other required travel documents
  • Proof of having sufficient work experience
  • Proof of completing skills training
  • Test results of your language tests
  • Proof of employment offer
  • Police clearance and medical clearance
  • Proof of having sufficient funds for settlement

Application Process for FTSP

  • Find your job under the NOC
  • Get your ECA completed
  • Give your language tests and obtain the results
  • Complete your online application and get your CRS score
  • If you qualify, then your application will enter the Express Entry pool
  • If your CRS meets the minimum CRS score in any Express Entry draw then you will receive an ITA

Processing Time for FSTP

The Immigration authority for Canada, IRCC has provided the latest updated timelines for processing of canada visas during the current pandemic situation. Most of the applications for FSTP are likely to be processed within a duration of 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions by Professionals Immigrating to Canada.

The Express Entry program is Canada immigration’s flagship program to attract and retain talent from all across the world into Canada. Specifically, the Express Entry is a pathway to obtain PR visa for Canada. To know more about this program, get in touch with our expert Canada immigration consultants at Global Tree

The article above explains in detail the process for applying for Canada PR through Express Entry. You can get in touch with our Canada immigration consultants to know more detailed and updated information about Express Entry

The details of costs are outlined above. However, to get an updated information, we recommend that you reach out to our Canada immigration consultants at Global Tree

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