Starting January 2015, Express entry is the new system for selecting the skilled workers in Canada. Express entry is an electronic process to submit the application and there are three step program:
- Making virtual profile for express entry and Job Bank Canada.
- Your selection with be depend on many factors. You will be invited to apply if you fall under one of the categories:
- Candidates with highest scores.
- A job offer supported by Labour Market impact assessment.
- A nomination from a Canadian province or territory.
- Submit the application for PR once the candidate received the Invitation to Apply (ITA) from CIC.
Express Entry system is highly competitive Immigration process where you are competing against everyone in the pool and express entry profile is valid for 1 year only. We not only help candidates to build their profile for Express entry and Job Bank Canada but we work very closely with candidates to optimize their profiles, consult them throughout the process and make suggestions in order to increase their chances to be selected from the pool.
Canadian Experience class (CEC):
Canadian experience class is a program which enables the students or temporary foreign workers to apply for the Permanent residence. Since January 1, 2015 Canadian experience class is a part of Express entry. As a consequence students now have to compete with big pool of candidates.
The minimum requirements for being eligible to this category are as follows:
- Atleast 12 months of skilled worker experience in Canada in last 3 years. (Experience earned during the study period doesn't count)
- Demonstrate the language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing and listening) through standardized testing system.
- Plan to live outside the province of Quebec.
There are many technicalities and details in the Canadian experience class application. A small mistake in assessment of the Express entry profile will make the candidate ineligible for a year.
We can help you assessing your chances for Express entry profile for CEC. Please fill our free assessment form for Express entry or contact us using the contact us form. We will get back to you shortly.
Note: We have special packages for students filing application under CEC category.
Federal skilled worker program:
Since January 1, 2015 Federal skilled worker program is a part of Express Entry. The major changes in this category being the elimination of eligible occupation list and cap linked to each occupation.
To be able to apply in FSW program, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Atleast 1 year of continuous full time work (30 hours per week) continuous full-time or an equal amount in part-time.
- The work experience gained should be through a paid job (Volunteer work, unpaid internship doesn't count.)
- Experience should be gained in past 10 years and should be in skill levels 0, A or B of 2011 (National Occupational Classification (NOC).
- Demonstrate the language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing and listening) through standardized testing system (Minimum CLB 7 in each module)
- Must have a Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree or a foreign credential equivalent to Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree (An educational assessment report (ECA) must be received from an approved agency).
If you meet all the above selection factors mentioned above, you will then be assessed based on the six selection factors. Each selection factor carry certain points and totalling 100 points altogether. You would need to score 67 points out of 100 in order to qualify for the Skilled worker class. The six selection factors and their relative points are as follows :
Language Skill: Maximum 28 Points
Education: Maximum 25 Points
Experience: Maximun 15 Points
Age: Maximum 12 Points
Arranged Employment in Canada: Maximum 10 Points
Adaptability: Maximum 10 Points
Federal Skilled trade program:
Since January 1, 2015 Federal skilled trades program is a part of Express Entry. This stream is for people who wants to become permanent residents based on being qualify in a skilled trade.
Following are the minimum requirements for the skilled trades program:
- At least two years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply.
- Job requirements at previous skilled trade work experience must be as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
- Have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority.