Express Entry is a competitive immigration system, ranking all eligible candidates against one another and then inviting the best ranking candidates to apply for Canadian permanent resident status. Candidates are ranked against one another based on their age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and other factors.
Under Express Entry, individuals and families wishing to settle in Canada can become new permanent residents within just a few months.
Who is eligible for Express Entry?
Candidates with university or college degrees with skilled work experience and moderate proficiency in English and/or French are ideal candidates. Candidates who qualify for the following programs are also eligible to submit an application under the Express Entry program:
Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
What do you need to create your Express Entry profile?
-Have at least one year, in the last 10 years, of continuous full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience in a skilled occupation.
-All Express Entry candidates must show proficiency in either English or French. You require official test scores from an approved language test in order to submit your profile.
-Completed post-secondary education that is assessed against Canadian standards with an Educational Credential Assessment.
Note: An ECA is not required for educational programs completed in Canada.
-Passport: A valid passport is required in order to submit an Express Entry profile. In very rare cases, alternative identification documents may be accepted when it is not possible to get a passport.
After you submit your profile and you receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, you will need to provide a more substantial application that includes reference letters, additional identity documents, police clearance certificates, and results of a medical examination.
The easiest way to find out if your eligible is to ask us.