Immigration

Canada Express Entry System

Canada Express Entry is a new electronic system, which manages the applications under various federal economic immigration programs such as:

FederalSkilledWorkerProgram (FSWP)
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Portion of Provincial nomination programs

To be qualified under Express Entry Eligibility one needs to first become an eligible candidate from one of the above Federal Economic Immigration Programs:

The Express Entry system is the first step to immigrate to Canada under the above said programs. Potential candidates can complete an Express Entry profile at any time. Note that there is no deadline to complete a profile and there are no caps on the number of candidates that will be accepted to the pool.  Candidates can apply at any time; there is no cap on number of applications. All the applications will be processed within 6 months and there is no specific occupation list.

Before you create your profile in MyCIC account you must possess valid Ielts-General or Celpip results that have been issued within the past 2 years. And

1. Language requirements for skilled immigrants

 You must prove your ability in English or French in these four areas:

  • listening,
  • speaking,
  • reading, and
  • Writing.

You must meet the minimum language levels, which are different depending on the program.

Ø  Under Federal Skilled Worker Program

You must meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 for your first official language in all four language abilities.

To get points for your second official language, you must meet the minimum level of CLB 5 in all four language abilities.

Ø  Under Canadian Experience Class

The skills you need will depend on the group the job is classified in under the National Occupational Classification system (NOC). You must meet the minimum level for all four language abilities.

If your skilled work experience in Canada is in a

  • NOC 0 or A job, the minimum level is CLB 7
  • NOC B job, the minimum level is CLB 5

Ø  Under Federal Skilled Trades Program

You must meet the minimum level of

  • CLB 5  for speaking and listening,
  • CLB 4 for reading and writing.

You must take a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and include the results when you complete your Express Entry profile if you are invited to apply for permanent residence. If you do not, you will not be eligible for Express Entry.

2. For Federal Skilled Worker Program, it is also a requirement to submit the results of an Educational Credentials Assessment that can be obtained through an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by CIC to show your foreign education is equal to Canadian education

CIC has created the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank every candidate in the pool against one another.  The maximum amount of points one can score is 1200and these 1200 points is divided into two 600 point segments:

  • Applicant and Spouse’s Merit 600 Points Maximum (Based on Age, Language, Education, Skills Transferability, etc.)
  • Permanent Employment 50 Points (with positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or 200 points if some one has Job offer under NOC 00 code or is intra company transfree.
  • PNP NOMINATION : 600 Points, if some one has nomination from any Province.

POINTS WILL BY AWARDED FOR STUDY IN CANADA

The CRS will award 15 extra points who studied in Canada for one year or two year diploma or certificate. 30 extra points will be awarded to the person who studied for degree or diploma of three years or longer or has completed Master’s Degree or Doctoral degree of at least one academic year.

Comprehensive Ranking System formula

All Express Entry candidates will be given a score out of 1,200, based on the four parts of the Comprehensive Ranking System formula:

  • Skills and experience factors (that we know are key to economic success for immigrants once in Canada)
  • Spouse or common-law partner factors (such as their language skills and education – these are known to result in better economic success for both the spouse or common-law partner and the candidate)
  • Skills transferability (including education and work experience – factors that when combined, result in better chances of being employed, and higher earnings)
  • Additional points for those with a nomination from a province or territory or a valid job offer

Summary of points per factor for Express Entry candidates

A. Core / human capital factors

Points per factor – With a spouse or common-law partner

Points per factor – Without a spouse or common-law partner

Age

100

110

Level of education

140

150

Official languages proficiency

150

160

Canadian work experience

70

80

 

Education in Canada for 3yrs or Masters or PHd             30

B. Spouse or common-law partner factors

                     Maximum 40 points
Level of education 10
Official language proficiency 20
Canadian Work Experience 10
A. Principal Applicant + B.                     Spouse or common-law partner factors Maximum 500 points (with a spouse or common-law partner) Maximum 500 points

(without a spouse or common-law partner)

 

C. Skill Transferability factors                                 Maximum 100 Points
Education Maximum 50 points
With good/strong official languages proficiency and   post-secondary degree 50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree 50
Foreign work experience Maximum 50 points
With good/strong official languages proficiency and foreign work experience 50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience 50
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations) Maximum 50 points
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification 50
A. Principal Applicant  + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors Maximum 600 points

 

D. Additional points  Maximum 600 Points
Arranged employment

                 50 or 200

PNP nomination

                 600

A. Pricipal Applicant + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. = Grand total – 1,200

Detailed Points

Principal Applicant With a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 460 points) Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 500 points)
Age Number of points (100 maximum) Number of points (110 maximum)
17 years of age or less 0 0
18 years of age 90 99
19 years of age 95 105
20 to 29 years of age 100 110
30 years of age 95 105
31 years of age 90 99
32 years of age 85 94
33 years of age 80 88
34 years of age 75 83
35 years of age 70 77
36 years of age 65 72
37 years of age 60 66
38 years of age 55 61
39 years of age 50 55
40 years of age 45 50
41 years of age 35 39
42 years of age 25 28
43 years of age 15 17
44 years of age 5 6
45 years of age or more 0 0
Level of Education With a spouse or common-law partner – Number of points (140 maximum) Without a spouse or common-law partner – Number of points (150 maximum)
Less than Secondary school (high school) credential 0 0
Secondary school (high school) credential 28 30
One-year post-secondary program credential 84 90
Two-year post-secondary program credential 91 98
Post-secondary program credential of three years or longer 112 120
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer 119 128
University-level credential at the Master’s level OR an entry-to-practice professional degree. CIC only accepts as an entry-to-practice professional degree, those degrees issued in relation to an occupation listed at NOC Skill level A and for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required. 126 135
University-level credential at the Doctoral level 140 150
Official languages proficiency – first official language
Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

  • 32 with a spouse or common-law partner
  • 34 without a spouse or common-law partner
With a spouse or common-law partner Maximum 128 points Without a spouse or common-law partner Maximum 136 points
Less than CLB 4 0 0
CLB 4 or 5 6 6
CLB 6 8 9
CLB 7 16 17
CLB 8 22 23
CLB 9 29 31
CLB 10 or more 32 34
Official languages proficiency – second official language
Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

  • 6 with a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)
  • 6 without a spouse or common-law partner
With a spouse or common-law partner Maximum 22 points Without a spouse or common-law partner Maximum 24 points
CLB 4 or less 0 0
CLB 5 or 6 1 1
CLB 7 or 8 3 3
CLB 9 or more 6 6
Canadian Work Experience With a spouse or common-law partner Maximum 70 points Without a spouse or common-law partner Maximum 80 points
None or less than a year 0 0
1 year 35 40
2 years 46 53
3 years 56 64
4 years 63 72
5 years or more 70 80
Subtotal – Core / human capital factors Out of 460 points Out of 500 points

Spouse or common-law partner factors (if applicable)

Spouse or common-law partner factors With spouse or common-law partner – number of points per factor Without spouse or common-law partner (0 points – does not apply)
Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of education 10 0
Less than secondary school (high school) credential 0  
Secondary school (high school) credential 2  
One-year post-secondary program credential 6  
Two-year post-secondary program credential 7  
Post-secondary program credential of three years or longer 8  
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer 9  
University-level credential at the Master’s level OR an entry-to-practice professional degree. CIC only accepts as an entry-to-practice professional degree, those degrees issued in relation to an occupation listed at NOC Skill level A and for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required. 10  
University-level credential at the Doctoral level 10  
 

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s official languages proficiency – first official language

Reading, writing, speaking and listening– total points for each ability

Maximum 20 points 0 (does not apply)
For each ability 5  
CLB 4 or less 0  
CLB 5 or 6 1  
CLB 7 or 8 3  
CLB 9 or more 5  
Canadian work experience

Maximum 10 points

0 (does not apply)

None or less than a year 0  
1 year 5  
2 years 7  
3 years 8  
4 years 9  
5 years or more 10  
Subtotal – Core / human capital + Spouse or common-law partner factors 500 500

Skill Transferability Factors

Skill Transferability factors Maximum 100 points for this section
Education  Maximum 50 points for Education
With good official language proficiency and a post-secondary degree Maximum 50 points
  Points for CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 9 Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
Secondary school (high school) credential or less (levels 1 & 2) 0 0
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer (levels 3,4 & 5) 13 25
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer (levels 6,7 & 8) 25 50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree Maximum 50 points
  Points for education + 1 year of Canadian work experience Points for education + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
Secondary school (high school) credential or less (levels 1 & 2) 0 0
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer (levels 3,4 & 5) 13 25
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer (levels 6,7 & 8) 25 50
Foreign work experience Maximum 50 points for Foreign work experience
With good official language proficiency and foreign work experience 50 points
Points for foreign work experience + CLB 7 or more on all first OL abilities, one or more under 9 Points for foreign work experience + CLB 9 or more on all four first OL abilities
No foreign work experience 0 0
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience 13 25
3 years or more of foreign work experience 25 oris replica 50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience Maximum 50 points
  Points for foreign work experience + 1 year of Canadian work experience Points for foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
No foreign work experience 0 0
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience 13 25
3 years or more of foreign work experience 25 50
 

Certificate of qualification (Trade Occupations)

Maximum 50 points for this section
With good official language proficiency and a certificate of qualification Maximum 50 points
Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 5 or more on all first OL abilities, one or more under 7 Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 7 or more on all four first OL abilities
With a certificate of qualification 25 50
Subtotal:
A. Core + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors
600
Additional points Maximum 600 points
1) Arranged employment OR 600
2) Provincial or territorial nomination 600
Grand total Maximum 1,200 points

BASIC REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY UNDER FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM:

 Below please find an explanation of how the points for each factor are assessed and determined:

EDUCATION FACTOR (maximum 25 points) :

The Education Factor is an assessment of your completed education. A specific number of points correspond to each level of completed education. For each educational credential, there is a specific number of full-time (or full-time equivalent) years that you must have completed in order to obtain the points that correspond to that education credential* (*consult with Fast Canada Immigration if you did not complete the number of years required).

Four organizations have been designated For Skilled workers by the Minister to provide ECA reports for purposes of immigrating to Canada under the FSWP. Additional organizations may be designated by CIC in the future. The designated organizations are:

If you have more than one educational credential, you are assessed by whichever credential results in you being awarded the highest number of points for this factor. (Example: if an applicant has a 3-year college diploma and a 2-year university bachelor’s degree, this applicant will receive 22 points for the diploma instead of 20 points for the degree.)

Use the following chart to determine how many points you should receive for the Education Factor:

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS MAXIMUM 25 POINTS
 Ph.D. AND Doctrate Degree 25
Masters degree 23
Two or more universities degrees 22
Three years or more degree 21
Two-year diploma,or degree afterPost secondary 19
One-year diploma, or Post Secondary Education 15
Completed high school or Secondary Education 05

LANGUAGE FACTOR (maximum 28 points):

Every  applicant must score at least 6.0 on the IELTS General Training test in each of the four skills to meet the minimum language threshold of CLB 7.

Language test results will be accepted by CIC for two years from the date that they were issued by the designated organization.

CIC-designated language testing organizations include: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program(CELPIP), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and Test d’évaluation de français (TEF).

Points for the Language Factor are awarded for high, moderate or basic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English and French, Canada’s two official languages. Your “first official language” should be whichever of these languages you have the best ability in. Your “second official language” should be whichever of these languages you have the lesser ability, or no ability, in. All Skilled workers applicants must include Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) or IELTS with their application so that points for the language section may be awarded. No other method of indicating linguistic abilities will be accepted.

 

Once you have determined your level of proficiency in each skill, use the following chart to determine how many points you can claim for the Language Factor:

First Official Language (English or French)

     IELTS
  Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing 6.0/6.0/6.0/6.0-  4 POINTS EACH  (INDTERMEDIATE)
  Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing 6.5/7.5/6.5/6.5   5 POINTS EACH (HIGH INTERMEDIATE)
  Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing 7.0/8.0/7.0/7.0   6 POINTS EACH (ADVANCED)
    MAXIMUM  24 POINTS

Second Official Language (French)

Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing CLB/NCLC5 IN ALL MODULES      4 POINTS
MAXIMUM                                                        4 POINTS
 

If claiming points for “first official language”, you will have to submit proof of your abilities in that language. If claiming points for “second official language”, you will also have to provide proof of your abilities in that language.

WORK EXPERIENCE FACTOR (maximum 15 points)

To be eligible for Canadian permanent residence and to obtain points for the Experience Factor, you must have at least one year of work experience in at least one occupation listed in the National Occupations List (NOC) under the categories of “Skill Type 0 – Management”, “Skill Level A” or “Skill Level B”.

MacroGlobal Immigration services Ltd can advise you whether your work experience falls under Skill Type 0 – Management”, “Skill Level A” or Skill Level B” and what the NOC lists as duties and responsibilities for that occupation.

You will be awarded a set number of points depending on how many years of work experience you have:

Years of Experience* POINTS
One year 9
Two to three years 11
Four years to Five Years 13
Six or more years 15

The number of years of work experience are cumulative, must be in the last ten years, and do not have to be in the same occupation. For instance, if you have six  years of work experience, you will get 15 points for the Experience Factor even if your six  years of work experience is divided between 2 or 3 occupations.

AGE FACTOR (maximum 10 points)

The age you are (or will be) at the time your application is submitted to the consulate is the age that should be used in determining your points for the Age Factor. Up to 12 points are awarded under the Age Factor.

Use the following chart to determine how many points you should receive for the Age Factor:

AGE POINTS
18 and younger 0 points (minimum)
18 to 35 12 points
36 11 points
37 10points
38 9 points
39 8 points
40 7 points
41 6 points
42 5 points
43 4 points
44 3 points
45 2 points
46  1 point
47 and older  0 points (minimum)

ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA FACTOR (maximum 10 points)

You will receive 10 points if you have a job offer in Canada, or if you are currently working in Canada on a valid work permit. Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO) from Human Resources Skills Development Canada when they wished to hire a foreign national on a permanent, full-time basis and support their employee’s application for permanent residence through the FSWP.

Starting on May 4, 2013, CIC will no longer accept AEOs in support of an FSWP application. Instead, most offers of arranged employment will require a Labour Market Opinion.

Job offer in Canada
  • you are outside Canada and do not intend to work in Canada before being issued a permanent resident visa
  • you do not presently hold a work permit for Canada
  • an employer in Canada has made a job offer to you for ongoing full-time work to begin after you obtain a permanent resident visa and enter Canada
  • the job offer must be approved by Human Resources Development Canada
Presently working in Canada on a valid work permit
(HRDC approved work)
  • you are working in Canada on a temporary work permit obtained pursuant to a job offer that was approved by HRDC
  • the work permit is valid for at least 12 months from the date you submit your application for permanent residence
  • the employer has made an offer to continue employing you indefinitely after your permanent residence visa is issued
Presently working in Canada on a valid work permit
(exempt from HRDC approval)
  • you are working in Canada on a temporary work permit that is exempt from HRDC approval according to international agreements (eg, NAFTA) or “significant benefits” (eg, intra-company transferee)
  • the work permit is valid for at least 12 months from the date you submit your application for permanent residence
  • the employer has made an offer to continue employing you indefinitely after your permanent residence visa is issued

ADAPTABILITY FACTOR (maximum 10 points)

The Adaptability Factor is intended to give you points for things that may enhance your ability to become successfully established in Canada. You may receive points for one or a combination of the following (up to a maximum of 10 points overall):

  1. Language ability of Spouse
  2. Previous work in Canada
  3. Previous study in Canada
  4. Arranged employment
  5. Relative(Blood relations) living  in Canada

a)  Language Ability of Spouse ( 5 points)

If your spouse or common-law partner is accompanying you to Canada, you may receive points for your partner’s Langauge ability.

Look at the table provided above in the description of the Langauge Ability Factor.

iwc portuguese chronograph replica    IELTS
  Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0-     5 POINTS

b) Previous Work Experience in Canada (5 points)
If you or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time (or full-time equivalent) authorized work in Canada, you may receive 5 points for it under the Adaptability Factor.

c) Previous Study in Canada (5 points)
If you or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner completed a minimum of 2 years of full-time (or full-time equivalent) authorized post-secondary study in Canada, you may receive 5 points for it under the Adaptability Factor.

d) Arranged Employment (5 points)
If you receive points for the Arranged Employment Factor (see above), or if your accompanying spouse or common-law partner has arranged employment in Canada, you may also receive 5 points for it under the Adaptability Factor.
(*Note: if it is your spouse or common-law partner who has the job offer, it must meet the criteria of one of the categories listed above in the description of the Arranged Employment Factor).

e) Relative (Blood Relations) in Canada (5 points)
If you or your accompanying spouse or common-law partner has a close relative who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you may receive 5 points for it under the Adaptability Factor. “Close Relative” refers to the following familial relationships: father, mother, grandparent, son, daughter, grandchild, sister, brother, niece, nephew, aunt or uncle. (*Note: only 5 points may be awarded, even if there is more than one close relative in Canada).

You may receive no more than 10 points overall for the Adaptability Factor, regardless of how many of the above items you can claim.

SETTLEMENT OF FUNDS REQUIRED

Number of Family Members Funds Required
1 $11,824
2 $14,720
3 $18,097
4 $21,971
5 $24,920
6 $28,105
7 or more $31,291

You do not have to show that you have these funds if:

  • you have a valid offer ofarranged employment in Canada AND
  • you are currently working or authorized to work in Canada.