Express Entry is an online system for applying for Canadian immigration. Canada offers 3 immigration streams through Express Entry:
Federal Skilled Worker Program– This program is for those who want to settle permanently in Canada and do not intend to reside in the province of Quebec. Applicants qualify for this category based on their education, skilled work experience, and proficiency in English or French languages. The applications are assessed on the above factors and the applicant’s age, job offer in Canada, and their ability to settle in the country. You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada unless you have a valid job offer and a valid work permit. You need to gather your documents and create an Express Entry profile. If your CRS score is high enough, you will get the ITA.
Canadian Experience Class – This category is suitable for skilled workers who have recent work experience in Canada and want to become permanent residents. A person with a study permit and valid work experience could also apply under this category. Acceptable work experience must meet the following requirements:
1 year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before you apply
It was obtained in Canada under temporary resident status with an authorization to work
at least one year of full-time experience (30 hours/week for 12 months or 1,560 hours) or equivalent part-time experience
it wasn’t a self-employed job
it was a paid work experience (wages or commission)
it was under skill levels 0, A, or B.
Work experience gained without authorization or without a temporary resident status wouldn’t count towards your experience You are also not eligible for the Canadian Experience Class if you’re a refugee claimant in Canada.
It’s very important to maintain your status in Canada. Contact us to renew your work permit/ study permit.
Federal Skilled Trades Program–This program provides an excellent opportunity for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on their qualifications in a skilled trade:
To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
2 years of paid full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the 5 years before applying
Proof of required language levels in English or French
Meet the job requirements for a specific job as set out in the NOC, except for needing a certificate of qualification
Have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority
You must have worked two years in one or more occupations under these groups of the
National Occupational Classification (NOC):
Major Group 72: industrial, electrical, and construction trades
Major Group 73: maintenance and equipment operation trades
Major Group 82: supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture, and related production
Major Group 92: processing, manufacturing and utility supervisors and central control operators
Minor Group 632: chefs and cooks
Minor Group 633: butchers and bakers
The major NOC groups are subdivided into different occupations, and they are all skill type B.