Express Entry

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PR Visa Through Express Entry

Canada Permanent Resident Visa (PR) can be applied through Express entry system using three main streams:

1.Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW Program) - The federal skilled worker's category is a class of skilled workers, who may someday become permanent residents due to their economic establishments in Canada. The Eligibility criteria include:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of continuous full-time or equivalent work experience in the last ten (10) years.
  • There is no point system.
  • Also, the experience must be paid and in a skilled occupation under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels 0, A, or B.
  • Proficiency in English or French language,
  • Education qualifications (Secondary school or higher) assess ED at international level.

2. Canadian Experience Class (CEC) - The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is specifically designed to help people obtain permanent residence through Canadian work experience in NOC levels 0, A, and B. The eligibility includes:

  • At least one year of skilled, professional, or technical work experience in Canada within last 3 years of the application date.
  • Requirements of language proficiency
  • Educational qualification still applies.

3. Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST Program) - This is exclusively for those who want to become permanent residents of Canada because they are qualified in skilled trades. The Eligibility criteria include:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of paid and full-time or equivalent work experience in skill type ‘B’ of the NOC within last 5 years.
  • Additional requirements include a valid job offer of full-time employment for at least 1 year or a certificate of qualification in the claimed skilled trade issued by Canada
  • Meet the basic levels in French or English for each language ability ( listening, writing, reading and writing)

Note: Skilled trades that are qualified under this program are:

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

Improve your CRS score

All candidates in the pool are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System Score i.e. IRCC conducts regular draw and invite the candidates above the cut-off to apply for Permanent Residency.

It is possible to increase the CRS score by following ways:

  • A valid job offer will give you additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System. When you create your Express Entry profile, include the LMIA number (as shown in the positive assessment) to show that you have a valid job offer. Candidates with a qualifying offer in NOC skill level 0, A, or B are awarded an additional 50 points while candidates with NOC skill level 00 (senior managerial/executive) qualifying offers are awarded an additional 200 points.
  • ** Definition of a valid job offer - is full-time and non-seasonal, for at least one year and in a skilled job listed as Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B. In most cases, a valid job offer must be supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The employer must apply and obtain a positive LMIA from Employment and Social Development Canada/Service Canada. Also, they must give you a copy and a written job offer.

  • Apply through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) which will help to get 600 CRS points.
  • Improve your English or French Language proficiency score.
  • Improve your Education credentials. Higher education will add more points and increase your chances to get a nomination.
  • Gain some Canadian work experience.
  • Go for Canadian education.