Express Entry

The Express Entry Program is an efficient online system that is designed to handle immigration applications from skilled workers seeking to migrate to Canada.

What is Express Enter?

One of the fastest ways to attract skilled workers to immigrate to Canada is the Express Entry method. Express Entry is an online system that IRCC uses to manage immigration applications from skilled workers.
There are 3 immigration programs managed through Express Entry::
• Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWC)
• Federal Skilled Trades Program ( FSTC )
• Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
If the applicant is eligible for one of the above programs, they can also apply through Express Entry for the Provincial Nominee Program. If they’re nominated, they’ll get extra points so they can be invited to apply quickly.
If they’re eligible for one or more of the Express Entry programs and submit their profile, they’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The CRS is a points-based system they use to assess and score their profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. To be invited, the applicant needs to have a score above the minimum points score for their round of invitations. Use the our CRS tool to estimate your score

A. Meeting Eligibility Requirements

In order for an individual to meet the eligibility requirements for the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
The NOC was developed by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to be a systematic cataloguing of occupations in the Canadian labour market. The NOC is divided into six (6) TEER categories:

1 TEER 0 Management Occupations
2 TEER 1 Occupations that usually require a university degree
3 TEER 2 Occupations that usually require
• a college diploma
• apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or
• supervisory occupations
3 TEER 3 Occupations that usually require
• a college diploma
• apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or
• more than 6 months of on-the-job training
4 TEER 4 Occupations that usually require
• a high school diploma, or
• several weeks of on-the-job training
5 TEER 5 Occupations that usually need short-term work demonstration and no formal education

Language Proficiency

One of the most important considerations when beginning the immigration process to Canada is your language proficiency in either English, French, or both. Depending on the immigration program you are applying for, you will need to achieve a specific passing score on either the IELTS or CELPIP for English, or the TEF or TCF for French. Note that CELPIP is currently only administered in a limited number of countries.
In addition to meeting the language proficiency requirement, you will need to fulfill other eligibility criteria depending on the immigration program you choose. However, obtaining a language certificate should be your first step in the process, except for family sponsorship or asylum programs. To increase your chances of success, it is advisable to plan and prepare purposefully to improve your language skills and obtain one of the recognized language certificates.

B. Applying Under Express Entry

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has implemented a new method of processing candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Class/Federal Skilled Trades Class/Canadian Experience Class for Immigration to Canada called Express Entry. The Express Entry system involves two (2) steps:

Step 1 Completion of Online Express Entry Profile

In order for an individual to complete an Online Express Entry Profile and possibly be invited to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada, he/she must qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Class OR the Federal Skilled Trades Class OR the Canadian Experience Class.
Candidates will complete an Online Express Entry profile. This is a secure form that gathers information about their:
• Skills,
• Work experience,
• Language ability,
• Education, and
• Other details that will help Citizenship and Immigration Canada assess their eligibility.
Those who meet Citizenship and Immigration Canada's criteria will be accepted into a pool of candidates.
Anyone who does not already have a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (if needed) or a nomination from a province or territory must register with Employment and Social Development Canada's (ESDC) Job Bank. Job Bank will eventually help connect Express Entry candidates with eligible employers in Canada.
Candidates are also encouraged to promote themselves to employers in other ways, such as using job boards, recruiters, etc.
In most cases when there is a job being offered to a candidate, employers will need an LMIA from ESDC. The LMIA process ensures employers have made an effort to hire Canadians for available jobs. There will be no government fee payable for LMIA Applications that support only a Permanent Residence Application. Government fees are payable for LMIA Applications that support a Work Permit Application.

Step 2 Highest Ranking Candidates in the Pool Will Be Invited to Apply for Permanent Residence

Candidates will be ranked against others in the pool using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS will assess the profile information candidates submit, including:
• Skills,
• Work experience,
• Language ability,
• Education and other factors.
A candidate can get additional points for:
• A job offer supported by LMIA, or
• A nomination by a province or territory.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada will choose candidates from the pool through regular draws, choosing a pre-determined number of candidates with the highest scores from the pool and inviting them to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.
Draws will be made from the Express Entry pool on a regular basis. Every draw will have a set of instructions the electronic system will use to draw candidates from the pool. These instructions will be posted on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website before each draw.
These instructions will include:
• The date of the next draw,
• The number of candidates that will get an Invitation To Apply, and
• If it applies, which specific Immigration program(s) will be included in the draw.
If the instructions do not specify which Immigration program the candidates must be eligible for, the draw will be based on the CRS score.
If someone is invited to apply, they will have sixty (60) days to submit an online Application for Permanent Residence.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada will process the majority of complete Applications (meaning those with all the necessary supporting documents) in six (6) months or less.
Candidates can stay in the pool for up to twelve (12) months. If they do not get an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence within twelve (12) months of submitting an Express Entry profile, they may submit a new profile. If they still meet the criteria, they can re-enter the pool. This will prevent backlogs and ensure quick processing times.

Application Fees

# Application Type Fee ( Canadian Dollars)
1 Main Applicant
Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)
2 Spouse or partner
Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)
3 Dependent child 225
4 Biometrics – per person 85
5 Biometrics – per group (2 or more) 170

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