EXPRESS ENTRY

Canada Express Entry

Studying in Canada

Express Entry is an online system to manage the applications under the federal economic immigration programs for skilled workers with a wide range of occupations, created and implemented by the Canadian Government on January 1, 2015.

This new system eradicates the requirement of processing the applications on first come first serve basis and targets to finish the application in less than 6 months. Candidates are given priority depending on their skills and ability to contribute to the country’s economy positively.

The program includes Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and some parts of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

1How Does Express Entry System Work?

Foreign Nationals who wish to immigrate to Canada must become a candidate by creating an online Express Entry Profile in order to be placed in the pool of candidates.

Basically there are two steps involved in the Express Entry system as follows.

Step-1:

Foreign nationals who wish to immigrate to Canada must become a candidate by creating an online Express Entry Profile and providing the basic information regarding their Work Experience, Skills, Language ability, Education and other details. Those who meet the minimum eligibility criteria of one or more of the three federal immigration programs will be entered into a pool of candidates.

Using a point-based system called ‘Comprehensive Ranking System’, candidates are given a score based on the details they entered in their EE Profile. Candidates have 60 days to complete their EE Profile from the day they create it and profile can be active for 1 year during which they can update change of information like education, language score, marital status, work experience etc.

Step-2:

IRCC ranks candidates in the pool based on their CRS score. IRCC usually conducts 2-3 rounds of invitation for CRS cut off score every month and highest ranking candidates from the pool are Invited To Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence.

Applicant has 60 days to apply from the day ITA (Invitation To Apply) is received. It is important to keep all required documents ready when you receive an ITA so that it will be easier to apply within 60 days timeline. Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If they do not get an ITA in 12 months, then they can create a new EE Profile provided they continue to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and thus they can again be entered into a pool of candidates.

2Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

This program is well known as the quickest and cheapest immigration program to get Permanent Residency for skilled workers with foreign work experience.

To be eligible for this program, you must fulfil the following minimum requirements.

1. Education: You must have completed secondary or post-secondary education. If the education is done outside of Canada, then the applicant must provide ‘Educational Credential Report’ from an IRCC approved agency.

2. Work Experience: You must have a minimum 1 year of continuous work or 1560 hours total (30 hours/week) OR equivalent amount of part-time work that is 15 hours/week for 24 hours within the last 10 years in one of the Managerial jobs (skill type 0), Professional jobs (Skill type A) or Technical jobs and Skilled trades (skill type B). Volunteer work or unpaid internships are not eligible.

3. Language Skills: Canada has two official languages. You must achieve a minimum score of CLB 7 or NCLC 7 in all abilities in English or French from an accredited language testing organization (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, TCF). The results are valid for 2 years from the test result and must be valid until the day you apply for PR.

4. Proof of Fund: You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and any accompanying family members to Canada. However, you do not need to show the proof of funds if you have a valid job offer from a Canadian company.

5. You must be admissible to Canada on medical, criminality and security grounds.

6. You must show your intention to live and work outside the province of Quebec.

If You meet all the above minimum eligibility requirement, you need to achieve passing marks of minimum 67 out of 100 points based on the following 6 selection factors to be considered for FSWP.

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Language Abilities
  • A valid job offer
  • Adaptability

Quick facts:

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3Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

This program is the fastest and easiest option for temporary foreign workers to obtain a Canadian Permanent Residency. Canada values multiculturism and wants to retain talented foreign workers to be a part of Canadian society. This program also covers international students who are working in Canada after completing their higher studies.

To be eligible for this program, you must fulfil the following minimum requirements.

1. Work Experience:

--You must have obtained a minimum 1 year of skilled full time (or an equal amount of part-time) work experience in the past 3 years before you apply.

--Your work experience must be in Managerial, Professional or Technical job (NOC 0, A or B)

--You must prove that you have performed the essential duties of your occupation.

2. Language Skills:

You must achieve a minimum score of CLB 7 or NCLC 7 in English or French if your work experience is in NOC 0 or A job and CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in English or French if your work experience is in NOC B job.

3. Proof of Fund:

You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and any accompanying family members to Canada. However, you do not need to show the proof of funds if you have a valid job offer from a Canadian company.

4. You must be admissible to Canada on medical, criminality and security grounds.

5. You must show your intention to live and work outside the province of Quebec.

Quick facts:

--Your work experience does not have to be continuous and can be in 1 or more NOC 0, A or B jobs.

--There is no education requirement for this program; however, you can earn points for your education.

--Your work experience in Quebec can be considered.

--You do not need to be in Canada when you apply.

--There is no fund requirement under this program.

--Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (for example, on a co-op work term) will not count under this program.

4Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)

This program has been developed for foreign nationals with work experience in Skilled Trades. FSTP allows eligible candidates with a job offer or a certificate of qualification to obtain permanent residency in Canada.

To be eligible for this program, you must fulfil the following minimum requirements.

1. Job offer OR Certification of qualification:

You must have a valid full-time job offer that is continuous, paid and for at least 1 year from up to 2 Canadian employers. OR a certificate of qualification issued by a federal, provincial or territorial body.

2. Work Experience:

--You must have obtained a minimum of 2 years of full time (or an equal amount of part-time) work experience in the skilled trade during the 5 years before you apply.

--You must be able to prove that you have the required skills, Experience and have performed essential duties of your skilled trade.

3. Language Skills:

You must achieve a minimum score of CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in speaking and listening and CLB 4 or NCLC 4 in English or French from an accredited language testing organisation (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, TCF).

4. Proof of Fund:

You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and any accompanying family members to Canada. However, you do not need to show the proof of funds if you have a valid job offer from a Canadian company.

5. You must be admissible to Canada on medical, criminality and security grounds.

6. You must show your intention to live and work outside the province of Quebec.

Quick facts:

--Your work experience does not have to be continuous and can be in a combination.

--There is no education requirement for this program; however, you can earn points for your education.

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