Introduction to the Express Entry programs to immigrate to Canada

by Visa Consultant Immigration Expert

The first term that comes across to those who plan to plan to immigrate to Canada, or those who are related to Canada immigration is the Express Entry. It is an economic immigration program designed to attract the young people who possess the talent that is of prominence in Canada and they will take drive Canada’s economy towards growth and progression. It is an online system of managing the applications of the interested immigrations under three categories, namely, Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

To begin with any of the pathway to migrate to Canada, the applicant must ensure that his/her qualifications and skills are required in Canada as per the Canada NOC List. This National Occupation Classification (NOC) list is maintained to give applicants a fair idea of the occupation in demand in Canada. They should proceed with their process, only if they qualify to be an eligible candidate as per this list.

In the three categories that are mentioned above, all them of requires the applicant to have working experience in any of the NOCs. For Canadian Experience Class, one year of experience is necessary, however in Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades programs, Canadian or foreign experience both are acceptable. The amount of work experience that is required also differs. For CEC, it has to be one year in Canada in the last 3 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work). In FSWP, the applicant must work for one year continuously within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation). However, in FSTP, two years of work experience is required within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work).

In Canadian Experience Class as well as Federal Skilled Workers Program, a job offer is not necessary, but in Federal Skilled Trades Program, a valid job offer is a requirement to apply. Education is not a criteria under CEC and FSTP, however, minimum of secondary education is required to apply under the FSWP category of the Express Entry.

The Express Entry is a merit based immigration system where the applicants are ranked on the basis of the points they get on factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency and others. The points can be calculated using the Canada Points Calculator which is easily available on the Internet. It gives the candidates a fair idea of their chances to be able to immigrate to Canada.

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