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Check Your Eligibility for Canada Immigration

If you are planning to immigrate to Canada, then you should be well aware about the eligibility criteria for the different pathways for immigration to Canada. Given below are the detailed requirements to be eligible to be apply for each of the pathways

Eligibility Criteria for Canada Immigration Through Express Entry

The Express Entry is the most popular immigration pathway for skilled professionals to gain permanent residency in Canada. The Express Entry has many streams, each of which has different eligibility criteria, which are given below

  • Eligibility Criteria to Apply through Express Entry- 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

    • 1)

      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

      Criteria Maximum Points
      Age 12
      Educational qualifications 25
      Language proficiency 24
      Work Experience 10 for adaptability
      10 for job offer
    • 2)You have to produce test results for English and/or French language tests to demonstrate your proficiency in the language
    • 3)You will need to complete your ECA for your educational qualifications and submit the documents with your application
    • 4)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.
    • 5)You should either
      • Have an employment offer on hand
      • 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.

    • [Read More: How To Improve Your Express Entry CRS Score?]

    • Language test result requirements for FSWP - Express Entry
    • The following table shows the minimum scores in each section of your language test that you will need in order to qualify to apply.

    • Section of language test IELTS test CLB test TEF test
      Reading section 6 5 207-232
      Writing section 6 5 249-279
      Listening section 6 5 310-348
      Speaking section 6 5 310-348
    • Proof of funds for FSWP - Express Entry
    • No of people Funds required (in CAD)
      1 adult 3016
      1 adult + 1 underage child 4052
      1 adult +2 underage children 4574
      1 adult +3 underage children 5096
      1 adult + more than 3 underage children 522 for each additional child
      1 adult + 1 or more adult dependent child 1406 per child
      2 adults 4222
      2 adults +1 underage child 4954
      2 adults +2 underage children 5347
      2 adults + 3 underage children 5739
      2 adults + more than 3 underage children 393 for each additional child
      2 adults + adult children 1406 per adult child
  • Eligibility Criteria Canadian Experience Class -Express Entry
    • 1)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
    • 2)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
    • 3)Results of your language tests
    • a.CLB -7 for NOC O or A
    • b.CLB-5 for NOC B
  • Eligibility Criteria for the Express Entry - Federal Skilled Trades Class Program (FSTP)
    • 1)You will need to write the language test and meet the required level
    • 2)You need to have at least 2 years of full time work experience
    • 3)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
    • 4)You need to have an legitimate offer of employment from an employer based in Canada
    • 5)Proof of language proficiency in English and/or French
    • 6)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

    [Read More: Top 7 Highest Paying Jobs In Canada For Indians]

  • Eligibility Criteria for Québec Skilled Worker Immigration
    • 1)You should be under 40 years of age
    • 2)You need to complete your undergraduate degree in any stream
    • 3)You should have completed your work experience of a minimum of 2 years
    • 4)You should have scored a minimum of 50 points on your CRS score
    • 5)You must have proof of proficiency in English and/ or French
    • 6)You should be clear of criminal records and should be in sound health
    • Language test result requirements for Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration
    • The following table shows the minimum scores in each section of your language test that you will need in order to qualify to apply.

    • Section of language test IELTS test CLB test TEF test
      Reading section 6 5 207-232
      Writing section 6 5 249-279
      Listening section 6 5 310-348
      Speaking section 6 5 310-348
    • Proof of funds
    • No of people Funds required (in CAD)
      1 adult 3016
      1 adult + 1 underage child 4052
      1 adult +2 underage children 4574
      1 adult +3 underage children 5096
      1 adult + more than 3 underage children 522 for each additional child
      1 adult + 1 or more adult dependent child 1406 per child
      2 adults 4222
      2 adults +1 underage child 4954
      2 adults +2 underage children 5347
      2 adults + 3 underage children 5739
      2 adults + more than 3 underage children 393 for each additional child
      2 adults + adult children 1406 per adult child
    • The above eligibility criteria provide an overview into what is required of you, to qualify as a potential immigrant to Canada. Fulfilling all the requirements for a particular pathway, can greatly improve your prospects for successful PR application.

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to Canada

There are many different pathways to immigrate to Canada, and each of them will have their own requirements and eligibility criteria. While most of the requirements are laid out in detail above, they could be updated from time to time. We recommend that you contact our Canada immigration advisors to learn more about requirements that are best suited for your profile

There is no maximum age to apply for Canadian immigration. However you will not earn any additional points on your CRS score for Express Entry if you are over 45 years old

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