Considering Canadian immigration? Don’t forget this one program!
If you are thinking about Canadian immigration, you have to make sure you know about Canada’s Express Entry immigration system. Made for skilled workers, this program offers fast Canadian immigration for you and your family! The end result of Express Entry is permanent resident status, the same as a US green card, but for Canada!
What is the Express Entry?
Express Entry is a system for managing Canadian immigration applications. Express Entry immigration is for young, skilled workers who have a high level of education and work experience. In the most recent reports, 80% of Express Entry applications were processed in four months or less. Plus, if you immigrate through Express Entry, you can bring your spouse and children!
There are three Canadian immigration programs that are aligned with Express Entry: Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and the Canadian Experience Class. Each of these programs has its own eligibility criteria, but all of them target skilled workers. This refers to workers with experience at National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A, or B.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score
Express Entry is a competitive system for Canadian immigration. Interested candidates have to create an Express Entry profile where they list their age, language proficiency, education, work experience, etc. Candidates receive points based on each of these attributes and these points are added together to give a score. This points system is called the Comprehensive Ranking System and the final score is called the CRS score.
Every candidate for Express Entry has a CRS score, but only those with the highest scores are accepted.
Express Entry Draws
Approximately every two weeks, the Canadian immigration officials conduct an Express Entry Draw. In these draws, the government establishes a cutoff CRS score. Every candidate who has a score above this number will receive an official invitation to apply for permanent residence.
Federal Skilled Worker
The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program is the perfect Express Entry-aligned program if you do not have any experience in Canada! Even if you’ve never set foot in Canada, you can qualify for FSW if you have at least one year of skilled work experience, combined with high-level education and proficiency in either English or French.
Federal Skilled Trades & Canadian Experience Class
Both FST and CEC require candidates to have some connection to Canada, either through Canadian work experience, Canadian skills qualification, or a valid Canadian job offer. If you believe you have this kind of connection, then you might be an excellent candidate for Federal Skilled Trades or Canadian Experience Class.