Express Entry

Express Entry – the system that manages how people with skilled work experience apply to immigrate to Canada.

There are 3 categories in the Economic Class applications for permanent residence:

●  Federal Skilled Worker Category

●  Federal Skilled Trades Category

●  Canadian Experience Class Category

Note that The Express Entry system is not a category of immigration to Canada, but rather it is a way of filing immigration applications. Instead of simply sending a completed immigration application to the relevant immigration office, potential applicants must first enter into a “pool” of potential applicants and wait to be invited to apply before they may submit their application.

In order to be able to register with the Express Entry system, the applicant must first qualify under one of the above three categories. If the applicant is not qualified under the relevant category, the profile will be rejected and they will not be registered in the Express Entry pool.

Candidates who are registered in the Express Pool will then be ranked against each other based on a point system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS will measure factors such as age, work experience, language skills, education, whether or not the candidate has a job offer, among other factors. A total of 1200 points are available, depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

Those with the highest CRS scores will be invited to apply for permanent residence when the immigration authorities hold their regular draws.

Once the invitation to apply is provided, the candidate will have 60 days to submit an online application for permanent residence.

Candidates can stay in the Express Entry pool for up to 12 months. If they have not received an invitation, they have to reapply again .

Although it seems relatively easy and idiot proof to apply directly through the Express Entry System, the rules for determining what scores will be awarded are complicated and depend on various factors. Many online savvy applicants have scored lower points than they would have otherwise or found not eligible when they should be. We have helped many applicants dodge this successfully.

If you would like our office to help steer clear of this web of complexity, CONTACT US.

Skilled Workers and their families compose the majority of new immigrants to Canada. If you are working in a professional field, this may be the category for you.

Federal Skilled Workers

Eligibility:

At least one year (1,560 hours total/30 hour per week) of full time or part time equivalent work experience

At a skill type that is 0, A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

If the above is met, you will have to pass a Point System test which assess the applicant on 6 factors. You must receive 67 out of 100 points before you will be placed into the Express Entry pool. The 6 factors are:

●  Education (25 points)

●  Language Skills (English and French) (28 points)

●  Work Experience (15 points)

●  Age (12 points)

●  Arranged Employment (10 points)

●  Adaptability (10 points)

There is a huge shortage for skilled trade workers otherwise known as blue collar workers in Canada.  If you meet the requirement, complete our Free Assessment Now

Federal Trade Workers

The Federal Skilled Trades Category is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

To be eligible, you must:

●  Meet the required level in English/French for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing and listening)

●  Have at least two years of full-time or part-time equivalent work experience in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply.

●  Meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), except for needing a certificate of qualification, and 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.

In Canada, skilled trade workers have at least minimum high school (12 years) education with at least one year of training in that particular trade. Examples of skilled trade workers are plumbers, electricians, truck driver, cooks etc.

Canadian Experience Class

Eligibility:

At least one year (1,560 hours total/30 hour per week) of full time or part time equivalent work experience.

At a skill type that is 0, A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

If the above is met, you will have to pass a Point System test which assess the applicant on 6 factors. You must receive 67 out of 100 points before you will be placed into the Express Entry pool. The 6 factors are:

●  Education (25 points)

●  Language Skills (English and French) (28 points)

●  Work Experience (15 points)

●  Age (12 points)

●  Arranged Employment (10 points)

●  Adaptability (10 points)

The rules for determining what scores will be awarded under the above categories are complicated and depend on various factors. Many of our clients came to us only after they were refused . Come to us first even if you can apply by yourself because it will be more difficult to pass the second time. IRCC has a record of everyone who has applied and why they fail. We know because our Chairperson was with IRCC before he retired.