Express Entry

Express Entry is a selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

Express Entry is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.

Express Entry is an online system that we use to manage applications for permanent residence for 3 programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Compare the key differences between the programs

Eligibility criteria Canadian Experience Class Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program
Language skills English or French skills

  • CLB 7 if your NOC is 0 or A
  • CLB 5 if your NOC is B
English or French skills

  • CLB 7
English or French skills

  • CLB 5 for speaking and listening
  • CLB 4 for reading and writing
Type/Level of work experience Canadian experience in 1 of these NOCs:

  • 0
  • A
  • B
Canadian or foreign experience in 1 of these NOCs:

  • 0
  • A
  • B
Canadian or foreign experience in a skilled trade under key groups of NOC B
Amount of work experience One year in Canada in the last 3 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work) One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation) Two years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offer Not required. Not required.

But you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.

Required:

Education Not required. Secondary education required.

You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.

Not required.

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