Express-Entry

Express Entry

is an online system that uses to manage applications for permanent residence for 3 programs:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program
  3. Canadian Experience Class

Eligibility criteria

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Language skills

English or French skills

  • CLB 7

Type/Level of work experience

Canadian or foreign experience in 1 of these NOCs:

  • 0
  • A
  • B

Amount of work experience

One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation)

Job offer

  • Not required.
  • But you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.

Education

  • Secondary education required.
  • You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Language skills

  • English or French skills
  • CLB 5 for speaking and listening
  • CLB 4 for reading and writing

Type/Level of work experience

Canadian or foreign experience in a skilled trade under key groups of NOC B

Amount of work experience

Two years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)

Job offer

Required:

Education

Not required.

Canadian Experience Class

Language skills

English or French skills

CLB 7 if your NOC is 0 or A

CLB 5 if your NOC is B

Type/Level of work experience

Canadian experiences in 1of these NOCs:

  • 0
  • A
  • B

Amount of work experience

One year in Canada in the last 3 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)

Job offer Not required.
Education Not required.

Documents for Express Entry

You need certain documents at different stages of the Express Entry application process.

Documents for your profile

Documents for your application for permanent residence

If you invited you to apply, you’ll need to upload copies of the documents you used for your profile

How this program works

This program has minimum requirements for:

  • Skilled work experience
  • Language ability
  • Education
  • You must meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible.

Selection factors

If you meet all the minimum requirements, we’ll then assess your application based on:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Whether you have a valid job offer
  • English and/or French language skills
  • Adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)

These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You earn points for how well you do in each of the 6 factors.

The current pass mark is 67 points.

Language skills (maximum 28 points)

Below CLB level 7       Not eligible to apply Not eligible to apply

Education (maximum 25 points)

If you have foreign education, you must have:

An Educational Credential Assessment report from an approved agency showing that your foreign education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:

  • Secondary (high school) or post-secondary school.
  • Work experience (maximum 15 points)
  • Age (maximum 12 points)
  • Arranged employment in Canada (maximum 10 points)
  • Adaptability (maximum 10 points)
  • Your spouse or partner’s language level 5
  • Your past studies in Canada 5
  • Your spouse or partner’s past studies in Canada 5
  • Your past work in Canada 10
  • Your spouse or common- law partner’s past work in Canada 5
  • Arranged employment in Canada 5
  • Relatives in Canada 5
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