About Express Entry

Express Entry is a Canada immigration system, developed on basis of CRS(Comprehensive Ranking System).It is through this system that the candidate is ranked for Canada PR eligibility. The evaluation is done on a set of parameters like age, educational qualifications, marital status, language skills in English and/or French, Canadian work experience(if any),foreign work experience, Canadian job offer, siblings in Canada. The primary applicant can also benefit from points earned by spouse’s or common law partner’s credentials, language scores and so .Upon completion of the details in the express entry profile, the candidate is awarded with a CRS score. The said score is applicable in namely three Federal High Skilled Programs; Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class .Apart from this, some Provinces also make use of the Express Entry system for their respective Provincial Nomination Programs so as to invite candidates in accordance with their job demands and labour shortages.

What should be your CRS Score for Express Entry Profile?

Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) Score is calculated for Canada PR application process through express entry. There is  as such no fixed CRS score, since these scores tend to differ for every Canadian Express Entry draw. The applicant is first evaluated out of a score of 1200 points. An applicant becomes a permanent resident of Canada, after having received an Invitation To Apply (ITA). The CRS score is exclusively set by IRCC for every round of invitation and an applicant receives an (ITA) if his/her score is equal to or above the minimum CRS score.

In some cases, the applicants might not have enough CRS scores to be considered for Express Entry Draws. Then Provincial Nomination Programs(PNP) are yet another suitable option, you can look more into it here. Being selected through these nominee programs, you are awarded with additional 600 points, which automatically leads to an ITA in the subsequent draw. You can get in touch with us to check whether you are eligible to get nominated by Canadian Provinces.

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Federal Skilled Worker Program

This program is one of the most popular programs in regards to Canada immigration. It specifically targets personnel with foreign work experience who intend to immigrate permanently to Canada. However, it also takes into consideration other factors such as age, education, work experience, a valid job offer, language skills in English and/or French, adaptability. These 6 factors are used to assess the eligibility of an aspiring applicant out of a 100 point grid system. The applicant can create a profile and enter in the Express Entry pool, should his/her score turn out to be 67 or higher. Feel free to check for yourself or better yet discuss along with us and we’ll provide you with conducive solutions to your Canada immigration query.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

This canadian immigration program concerns itself for specific aiding skilled workers to become Permanent Residents in Canada.Their jobs (referred as skilled trades) are distinguished in designated NOC groups like:

  • Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades
  • Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades
  • Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators
  • Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks
  • Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers

These major groups further diverge into distinct job occupations, all belonging to Skill type B. The work experience carried out in these fields can be from any nation. As long as the applicant has worked a minimum of 2 years within the 5 years preceding of date of application, the work experience is valid.

Canadian Experience Class

The CEC program is a pathway to Canadian Permanent Residency for Skilled workers who have work experience in Canada. This immigration program targets people who are currently present or previously were residing in Canada. Their working time should account for at least 1 year in skilled occupation falling under NOC(National Occupation Classification Matrix) 0, A OR B 

  • The applicant needs to have worked for at least 1 year(1560 hours) either in full time or part time while having  temporary resident status as well as being authorized to work.
  • Although, education is not a necessary constraint, supplementary points are awarded for the candidates who hold a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian Institution. If the candidate has previously studied outside Canada, he/she is given additional immigration points by submitting an ECA(Educational Credential Assessment) Report to be used for determining education equivalent level to a Canadian Credential.
  • The applicant is also obligated to prove his/her language skills in English and/or French by test approved by IRCC. The minimum language level required in this program type differs for diverse NOCs.

For candidates belonging to NOC 0 or A jobs : (Canadian Language Benchmark) CLB Level 7.

For candidates belonging to NOC B jobs : (Canadian Language Benchmark) CLB Level 5.

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