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Express Entry

Immigrate as a skilled worker (The application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently and take part in Canada economy)

How Express Entry Works

Application process and eligibility, including work experience, education and language skills for each program Express Entry is an online system that we use to manage immigration applications from skilled workers.

There are immigration programs managed through Express Entry:

1.Canadian Experience class

  •  for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience 
  •  work experience must have been gained in the 3 years before you apply

Minimum requirements

To be eligible, you must meet all the minimum requirements for 

  • Canadian skilled work experience 
  • language ability Canadian skilled work experience You must 
  •  have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in the 3 years before you apply 
  •  have gained your work experience by working in Canada while authorized to work under temporary resident status 
  •  show that you performed the duties listed in the lead statement of the occupational description in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), including o all the essential duties o most of the main duties Skilled work experience means that you’ve worked in 1 or more of these NOC training, education, experience and responsibilities (TEER) categories 
  •  TEER 0 
  •  TEER 1
  •  TEER 2 
  •  TEER 3 

Your skilled work experience must be paid work, including paid wages or earned commission. We don’t count volunteer work or unpaid internships.

Language ability You must 

take approved language tests for 

  1.  writing
  2. reading
  3.  listening
  4. speaking 
  • meet the minimum score required 
  • enter the test results in your Express Entry profile
    Your language tests 
  • are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result 
  • must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence 


There is no education requirement for the Canadian Experience

If you want to improve your rank in the Express Entry pool, there are
2 ways you can do this.

1. If you went to school in Canada, you can get points for a
certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian
  •  secondary institution (high school) or
  •  post-secondary institution
2. If you have foreign education, you can get points if you have
both of these
  • a completed educational credential
  • an educational credential assessment report for
immigration purposes that
  • is from a designated organization
  • shows your education is equal to a completed
certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian
secondary institution (high school) or post-secondary

2.Federal skill work program

 for skilled workers with foreign work experience 

  • must meet criteria for education and other factors
  •  Minimum requirements 
  1.  Skilled work experience 
  2.  Language ability 
  3.  Education 
  • Selection factors 
  •  Proof of funds 
  •  Admissibility 
  • Where you can live in Canada

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