Rolled out in the year 2015 for the purpose of Immigration to Canada, the Express Entry System attracts foreign nationals wanting to settle here. The program is evaluated by CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada). The express entry system includes applications from programs of the country.
There are no limitations on the number of applicants applying under the Express Entry pool.
Selected applicants will thereby get an option to apply for the Permanent Residence (PR). Many such PR invitation offers are sent each year to selected immigrant. Only top ranking candidates having required skills receive PR.
- English/ French language proficiency
- Work experience
- Fund Support
Candidates with clear requirement as per above mentioned programs are accepted into a pool of candidates for final selection. Candidates without job offer can be supported by Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or can be nominated by any provinces or territory; also applicant can enroll with Canada’s Employment and Social Development Agency to find a job. This will help connect the applicant with suitable employers based in Canada.
An online application undergoes following steps
1. Applicant creates his/her Express Entry profile (Expression of Interest-EOI) mentioning their qualification and skills on the online resume. Next their profile is ranked against others who already applied. Various factors will indicate your selection to be part of the Canadian workforce.
2. Applicants without Canadian job offer registering themselves at the Canada Job Bank site is optional now.
3. If applicant gets selected, then he/she is issued an Invitation to Apply. The applicant must respond within 90 days to that invitation to qualify for PR. After responding to the Invitation to Apply with applying for Permanent Residency, the Permanent Residency Visa is then issued to you within 6 months.
Points Summary for Express Entry Applicant
|Basic Factor||Points with Spouse/common-Law Partner||Points without Spouse/ Common-Law Partner|
|Spouse/Common-Law Partner Factor||Max. 40 points|
|Skill Factor||Max. 100 Points|
|Strong Language Proficiency with Post-Secondary Degree||50|
|Work experience with Post-Secondary Degree||50|
|Foreign Work Experience||Max. 50|
|Strong Language Proficiency with Foreign Work Experience||50|
|Canadian and Foreign Work Experience||50|
|Certificate of Qualification (for trade occupations)||Max. 50|
|Strong Language proficiency with Certificate of Qualification||50|
|Additional Factor||Max. 600 Points|
|Basic Factors + Spouse/Common-law partner factors + Transferability + Additional Points = 1200|
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
The Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is intended for foreign nationals who want PR status in Canada.
Potential applicants interested to apply to the Federal Skilled Workers Program must first go through the Express Entry system. Where applicants need to complete his/her online Express Entry profile to get into the pool of other applicants.
For employers needing to hire foreign skilled worker under this system, then they must make a job offer in order to get a skilled occupant.
The FSW is evaluated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Base of 100 points is set to see how well the applicant scores to get entry to Canada’s labor market.
- Language skills (English, French).
- Education completed 2 years of study in Canada for a PhD from a recognized Canadian institution.
- Work experience of uninterrupted full time of 12 months or equivalent part time in the past 10 years under occupation skill (Type O,A, B).
- Age under 50 years.
- Job offer as per Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) criteria from employer in Canada.
- Financial Support.
- Clear Medical and Criminal records.
The qualification point under FSW is 60.
|Language Proficiency||28 (24 for first official lang. & 4 for second official lang.)|
Benefit of FSW
- High chances on getting PR.
- Easy sponsorship for any family member to get PR.
- Applicants’ family can also stay and work in Canada.
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) selects a foreign national to have Canadian PR. The applicants are evaluated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) based on their experiences of work and skill.
First, applicants need to complete their online Express Entry profile, to be assorted amongst other pool of applicants.
If employers, are searching for foreign skilled worker then they must make a qualifying job offer listing their desired occupation.
- Willing to live outside the province of Quebec.
- Language ability in English or French in terms of speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
- Minimum 2 years of full-time or an equal amount of part-time work experience in a skilled trade occupation in the past 5 years before applying.
- Meeting job requirements according to National Occupational Classification (NOC).
- Must have full-time employment job offer for a minimum 1 year, or certificate of qualification as issued by a Canadian provincial or territory.
- To gain extra points, applicants’ can show Canadian post-secondary educational certificate, diploma or degree or equivalent completed foreign diploma, degree or trade apprenticeship issued by a recognized educational institute.
Eligible skilled trade applicable under NOC
- Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction.
- Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operator.
- Major Group 82, supervisor and technical job in natural resources, agriculture and related.
- Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utility supervisor and central control operator.
- Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks.
- Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers.