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Are you a Skilled Immigration?
Express entry provides a direct pathway to permanent residency, for foreign nationals as well for temporary residents who are skilled workers and wish to make Canada their new home.
Express entry is an online application management tool used by IRCC to process immigration applications from skilled workers. Express Entry allows applicants to choose from three different economic immigration programs, based on their unique circumstances:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
All three programs allow you to live anywhere in Canada outside of the province of Quebec, unless you have received a provincial nomination in which case you must live in the province of your nomination.
Applicants are required to create an online express entry profile in order to begin their application, this is referred to as Stage 1 of your application. This can be a complicated process and it is critical that all the information provided is accurate. If you meet the required criteria and wish to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, please contact the immigration specialists at YIC, who can help you create an online express entry profile.
If you have a spouse or a common law partner, one of you must be the principal applicant for the creation of the express entry profile.
Once your express entry profile is complete and submitted, you are entered into a pool of candidates and your profile is rank against other candidates in the pool. Each applicant is assigned a score on a point-system with maximum available points of 1200. IRCC conducts rounds of invitations, typically every 2 weeks, whereby they invite applicants who have obtained the high-ranking scores to apply for permanent residence.
The provinces and territories can also invite applicants in the Express Entry pool though the provincial nominee program. More information about the Provincial Nominee Programs is provided on this page.
In Stage 2 of your application, once you are invited to apply, you must provide all the documents supporting your express entry profile, you only have 60 days to submit these documents, therefore it is important to get your document ready in a timely manner. If you have received an invitation to apply and you need help collecting all the necessary documents, our immigration specialists have extensive experience assisting client with their stage 2 submissions, as well.
(1) Federal Skilled Worker Program – Eligibility:
This program is designed for skilled workers who have foreign work experience.
In order to be eligible to apply for immigration under this program you must first meet the following minimum requirements:
|Skilled Work Experience||Language ability||Education||Proof of Funds|
If you are not sure whether you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, please contact our immigration experts who can review your documents and advise you accordingly on your eligibility.
Eligibility Selection Factors
If you meet all the minimum requirements, your application will then be assessed further on the following six selection factors:
- Work experience
- Whether you have a valid job offer
- English and/or French language skills
These selection factors are assessed on a point-system, whereby an applicant is assigned a score out of a maximum of 100 points. To be eligible for the Federal Skilled Workers program, an applicant must
secure a score of 67 points or higher.
|SelectionFactors||Age||Education||Work experience||Valid Job Offer||Language skills||Adaptability|
|Maximums Points||12||25||15||10||24 for English & 4 for French||10|
|Factors that will get you more points||Over 18 years but under 35 years||Professional degrees, post-graduate degrees are useful||4 or more years of experience will move you closer to the max||A job offer for continuous 1-year period, full-time position and in NOC 0, A or B.||CLB level of 8 or higher in English Language testCLB level of 5 or higher in French
|Your past work or studies and relatives in Canada gives you points. If applicable, your
spouse’s ability to settle in Canada, also provide points.
If you meet the minimum requirements noted above and achieve a score of 67 points or higher in the selection factors noted above, you can proceed to Stage 1. Once you have created your profile you will be assessed on a different point system, whereby your profile will be ranked against other eligible candidates.
(2) Federal Skilled Trades Program – Eligibility:
This program is designed for skilled workers who want to immigration to Canada on the basis of being qualified in a skilled trade. Specific trade occupations have been identified by IRCC for this program and these are listed below.
Not unlike the other program, the application must first meet the following minimum requirements, in order to be eligible to apply:
|Skilled Trade Experience||Language ability||Proof of Funds||Job Offer/Certificate|
Unlike the Federal Skilled Workers program, there is no minimum educational requirement for this program. However, it is recommended, to improve your raking in the express entry pool, that you include your Canadian certificate, degree or diploma for secondary or post-secondary education or a foreign equivalent with your profile.
(3) Canadian Experience Program – Eligibility:
This program is designed for skilled workers who have work experience in Canada and now wish to become permanent residents.
|Skilled Work Experience||Language ability||Proof of Funds|
There is no minimum educational requirement for this program. However, it is recommended, to improve your raking in the express entry pool, that you include your Canadian certificate, degree or diploma for secondary or post-secondary education or a foreign equivalent with your profile.