Express Entry is a system created by Canadian Government to manage permanent residency applications.
There are several mandatory requirements in each program. Key criteria for evaluation include:
- Age of the applicant
- Education level
- Canadian work experience
- Language (English and/or French)
- Arranged Employment
- PN nomination
Federal Skilled Worker Program
- At least one year of work experience (NOC 0, A or B) in Canada or abroad
- Language proficiency at least CLB 7
- Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree OR the foreign equivalent
- Score of 67 points or higher on the Federal Skilled worker points grid
Federal Skilled Trades
- At least 24 months of work experience in an eligible skilled trade within the last 5 years.
- Meet job requirements of the skilled trade as set by the NOC
- Language proficiency (CLB 5, speaking and listening; CLB 4, reading and writing)
- Have a valid job offer in the skilled trade for at least one year, or a Canadian certificate of qualification in the skilled trades
Canadian Experience Class
- At least 1 year (=1560 hours) of work experience in Canada (NOC 0, A or B) within the last 3 years
- Language proficiency (CLB 7 for NOC 0 and A; CLB 5 for NOC B)
Invitations to Apply (ITAs) are issued to the highest scoring candidates in the pool in each round. Invitation rounds take place regularly, usually approximately every 2 to 3 weeks. Candidates have 60 days to complete and submit an application for permanent residence.
Provincial Nominee Programs may include options for candidates who do not meet Express Entry requirements