How can I apply for Express Entry?
- Language test results.
- Educational credential assessment report.
- A passport or travel document.
Who is eligible for Express Entry?
- Federal Skilled Worker (FSW).
- Federal Skilled Trades (FST).
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC) .
What are the requirements for Express Entry?
*Have at least one year, in the last 10 years, of continuous full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience in a skilled occupation.
*Be able to demonstrate on an approved language test a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) seven in either English or French.
*Completed post-secondary education that is assessed against Canadian standards with an Educational Credential Assessment.
These are the minimum requirements to apply to Express Entry as a skilled worker. Meeting
these requirements doesn’t mean you will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent
residence. Candidates with stronger profiles will always be selected over candidates that simply
meet the minimum requirement.
What is the ideal Express Entry candidate?
There is no one-size-fits-all type of profile that is eligible for Express Entry. Candidates who enter the pool receive a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score. Those who rank higher, are more likely to receive an invitation to apply. Selection factors that can influence your CRS score are language proficiency, your age, your level of work experience, education, and Canadian connections.
Ideal Express Entry candidates would meet the following requirements:
- Be under 30 years old .
- Hold at least two Bachelor’s degrees or a Master’s degree .
- Be able to demonstrate moderate to high English and/or French language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level eight or higher).
- Have at least three years of skilled work experience.
Other factors that can really boost your CRS score can include:
- Higher language proficiency in English and/or French.
- Bilingualism in French and English.
- A Master’s degree or Ph.D. education.
- Canadian work or educational experience.
- A Canadian brother or sister currently residing in Canada.
- An arranged employment offer from a Canadian company .
- A nomination from a provincial nominee program.