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Express Entry

 

The express entry system manages 3 types of programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Federal Skills Trades Program (FSTP)

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The steps involve:

  1. Create a Express Entry profile

  2. May register to the job bank (to get an offer of employment)

  3. If you meet the minimum criteria for any of the 3 programs, you will enter into the express entry pool of candidates

  4. Receive a score based on your experience, education, etc. 

  5. Candidates who exceed the CRC cut-off scores will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence

  6. And apply for Permanent Residence within 60 day.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Minimum requirements

  • English or French skills: CLB 7

  • Experience in 1 of the following NOCs: 0, A, B

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

  • Secondary education 

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Minimum requirements

  • English or French skills

    • CLB 5 for speaking and listening​

    • CLB 4 for reading and writing

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

  • 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years (full time, part-time or combination of both

  • Valid job full-time employment offer for 1 years OR a certificate of qualifications in that skilled trade issues by a province, territory or federal authority

Canadian Experience Class

Minimum requirements

  • English or French skills

    • CLB 7 if your NOC is 0 or A​

    • CLB 5 if your NOC is B

  • Canadian work experience in one of these NOCs: 0, A, B

  • One of continuous work experience in Canada in the last 3 years (full time or combination of part-time work)