Express Entry

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Canada Express Entry is the most popular immigration system offering Canadian permanent residence. Canada chooses skilled immigrants as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in its economy.

Applicants who meet basic criteria, submit an online profile known as an expression of interest, under one of 3 federal Canada immigration programs or a participating provincial immigration program, to the Express Entry Pool.

The profiles of candidates in the pool are ranked against each other, under a Comprehensive Ranking System.  The highest ranked candidates will be considered for an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

The new system allows Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to pro-actively assess, recruit, and select immigrants who are skilled and/or possessed the relevant qualifications under federal economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

  • Canadian Experienced Class

Once you obtain Permanent Resident Status, we can also assist with your move to Canada, including Canadian job search assistance, real estate services, as well as information on daily life and culture in Canada.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

The Federal Skilled Worker program uses its own points system according to various factors. It is designed to show if the applicant and dependents will successfully establish in Canada.

To meet skilled work experience requirements, your work experience must be:

  • in the same type of job as your primary NOC

  • within the last 10 years

  • paid work (volunteer work, unpaid internships do not count)

  • at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC)

  • at least 1 year (1,560 hours total / 30 hours per week), continuous:

  • full-time at 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1-year full time (1,560 hours)

  • equal amount in part-time: 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1-year full time (1,560 hours)

  • full-time at more than 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job = 1-year full time (1,560 hours)

  • You must show that you did the duties set out in the occupational description in the NOC. This includes most of the main duties listed.

Note: If you cannot show that your work experience meets the description in the NOC, you are not eligible under this program.

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addition to the work requireIments, applicants are assessed on several different “factors” about their personal circumstances and are awarded “points” for each factor. Applicants are than evaluated on the six selection factors which determine their ability to adjust to the Canadian economy:

  • their education

  • their abilities in English and/or French, Canada’s two official languages

  • their work experience.

  • their age

  • whether they have arranged employment in Canada, and

  • their adaptability.

An applicant must score 67 points out of a possible 100 to be eligible for the Skilled Worker visa.

Individuals must also show that they have enough money to support themselves and their dependents after they arrive in Canada.

If you are interested in applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Class, please communicate with us.

 

 

 

Federal Skilled Trade Program

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. The objective of the FTSC is to meet the demands of the booming Canadian workforce and there is a specific list of trades which qualify to fulfill those needs.

To be eligible for the new Federal Skilled Trades Program, an applicant must:

  • Have offers of employment from up to two employers in Canada of at least one-year duration OR a Certificate of Qualification from a provincial or territorial body.

  • Provide proof of basic language proficiency from a designated language testing organization, demonstrating that the applicant meets the minimum threshold.

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  • Have obtained twenty-four months of qualified work experience in the skilled trade in the last five years; and

  • Be able to demonstrate the skills and experience and that they have performed the essential duties of the occupation.

If you are interested in applying under the Federal Skilled      Trades Class, please communicate with us and/or complete freeassessment.

 

Canadian Experienced Class

Canada Experience Class program recognizes the benefits to Canada by candidates who have spent significant amounts of time pursuing their studies and working careers in Canada. Both types of applicants (foreign graduates as well as temporary foreign workers) need to have work experience in Canada to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class.Eligibility for permanent residence under this class is assessed on a pass-fail basis where the primary criteria are the following:

  • Candidate has acquired 12 months of full-time work experience in an occupation categorized as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupation Classification (NOC). Qualifying occupations are those of a managerial, professional, technical, or skilled trade nature.

  • The qualifying Canadian work experience was acquired within the 36 months immediately preceding the date of application.

  • Candidate demonstrates sufficient proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages. The level of proficiency required is determined by the occupation in which the candidate gained qualifying Canadian work experience.

 

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  • Not be inadmissible to Canada on medical, criminal or security grounds.

  • Plan to live in a province outside of Quebec.

Any work experience acquired in Canada without valid work authorization will not be considered. Nor will periods of self-employment or work experience gained while the candidate was enrolled in a program of full-time study.

If you are interested in applying under the Canadian Experience Class, please communicate with us.