• Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Provincial nomination programs

To be qualified under Express Entry 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. All the applications will be processed within 6 months.

Before we create your profile through Express Entry you must possess valid IELTS-General or CELPIP results that have been issued within the past 2 years.

Under Canadian Experience Class

The skills you need will depend on the group the job is classified 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

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 Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and include the results when we 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.

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 IRCC to show your foreign education is equal to Canadian education
IRCC 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 1200 and 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 someone has Job offer under NOC 00 code or is intra company transfree.
  • PNP NOMINATION: 600 Points, if someone has nomination from any Province.


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

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