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Canada skilled immigration Express Entry

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In January of 2015, Canada introduced an entirely newly-created Express Entry system for skilled immigrants and permanent residency. It is two stages of online processing for applicants. Prospective applicants must first complete their Express Entry profile and, if they meet the requirements for eligibility, they are then enrolled in an applicant pool.

Express Entry Ranking

The applicants are then ranked in accordance with the information they have provided in their profiles. The factors that are considered include, but aren’t restricted to:

  • Skills
  • Work experience
  • English and French Skills in French and English
  • Education

Express Entry Visa Categories

The applicants with the highest scores will be invited to submit an application for permanent residency in one of the three categories of skilled immigration They include:

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  • Federal Skilled Worker Program:allows skilled professionals with extensive work experience, employment potential and the ability to adapt to obtain permanent legal residence in Canada.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program:allows skilled workers with previous experience in a certain variety of trades to be granted legal permanent residency in Canada.
  • Canada Experience Class is a well-known route to permanent residency for immigrants who have previous Canadian employment experience, like international students.

Check out our visa pages dedicated to the categories above for more information about each type of visa which includes requirements and details on how to earn points on your visa.

Applications

Our experienced team of experts in immigration will assist you in making the Express Entry profile, ensuring that you’re considered the highest possible and also with application after you have been accepted to apply. Applications to apply for Canadian visas are handled internally by a person who is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Employers and prospective migrants with inquiries for our services may contact us on 0344 991 9222 or at [email protected](link sends e-mail) for assistance.

I – Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program

The Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program provides skilled professionals with a extensive work experience, employment and flexibility to obtain legal permanent residency in Canada.
Since January 2015, all applications to Federal Skilled worker Program have been processed through the new Express Entry system. The applicants must create an online profile and submit an expression of interest prior to applying for a visa.

Points system

The Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program is based on points and applicants are evaluated using criteria that include education level, age and experience, language proficiency ability to adapt, and whether they are currently employed or have an offering in Canada.

For more information about the points system that is used for this visa, visit the Canadian Skilled Worker Points System page.

Eligibility

Federal Skilled Worker Program applicants must satisfy a number of basic requirements before they can be granted. In addition, they must have a minimum score of 67 points in the Canadian Skilled Workers Points System. For a more detailed explanation of these criteria as well as the points system, please visit the Canadian Skilled Workers Points System page.

Express Profile for Entry

Every applicant must fill out and submit an Express Entry profile and submit an expression of interest prior to their visa is approved. On their profile , applicants must include details about their:

  • Age
  • Experience and skills
  • French and English proficiency in English and French
  • Education

Contact us for assistance in completing the Express Entry profile and application. Our professional Canadian immigration lawyer specializes in visa applications and is an associate participant in The Law Society of Upper Canada.

Work experience

Federal Skilled Worker Program applicants need to have substantial work knowledge in a highly skilled job and must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Minimum 1,560 hours or approximately one year of full-time work.
  • It must have been gained through an employment that is paid or multiple jobs
  • The information must have been acquired in the last 10 years.
  • It must have been acquired in an managerial or skilled professional role or skilled trade position Skill Type 0. Skill Level A or Skills Level B, in the Canadian National Occupational Classification system (NOC).

Language skills

Candidates must be proficient at a reasonable level English, French, or both or both. To prove this, applicants need to submit test results from the following test centers for the Express Entry profile before they can submit a request for visa

Education

Candidates must meet the following qualifications for education:

Maintenance funds

Applicants should also be able to access enough reserves of maintenance money for them as well as their immediate family members. They should be able to show this through documents like bank accounts or evidence. The amount of money the applicants be able to access is contingent upon the amount of family members they have included when submitting the request. The table below provides a specific information about the amount of money required to obtain this visa

Family members (including principal applicant) Maintenance funds are required
1 $12,164 CND
2 $15,143 CND
3 $18,617 CND
4 $22,603 CND
5 $25,636 CND
6 $28,913 CND
7 + $32,191 CND

 

II- Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program points qualifications

Introduction

The applicants to Canadian’s Federal Skilled Worker Program must have a minimum score of 67 points using the following tables in order to be eligible for the visa. The applicants are evaluated based on six factors:

  • Factor 1. English or French ability to speak French or English
  • Factor 2: Education
  • Factor 3: Work experience that is skilled. expertise
  • Factor 4: Age
  • Factor 5 Arranged work in Canada
  • Factor 6: Adaptability

Overview of Changes

Recent modifications to Canadian immigration law that took effect in May 4th 2013 stipulate that all applicants to Federal Skilled Worker Program must meet some basic requirements regarding working experience and education, age and proficiency in a language. These requirements are set out at the bottom of the Federal Skilled Worker Program page.

In the 5th of November, the 5th of November, Canadian Citizenship and Immigration has announced that they will take a total of 1000 applications from students abroad that have at least two years of studying toward the degree of PhD or have graduated from the Canadian PhD program within the 12 months prior to the date on which their application was accepted.

Factor 1. English and French proficiency in French – up to 28 points

The applicant must demonstrate a reasonable proficiency at a reasonable level English, French, or both or both. To prove this, applicants must submit test results from the following test centers for the Express Entry profile before they can make an application for the visa

The applicants are tested on four component of the language test that include listening, speaking writing, reading and speaking. Candidates must be able to meet at the minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 for all four elements of the test for their “first primary spoken language’ (either English or French) with a maximum score amount of 24 points. Candidates can be awarded additional points if they pass CLB levels 5 or higher in their “second officially recognized language’.

CLB level at ‘first official language’

Speaking of points

Listening points

Reading points

Writing points

Level 9 of CLB + 6 6 6 6
Level 8 of CLB 5 5 5 5
Level 7 of the CLB 4 4 4 4
CLB level at’second officially recognized language’ Points
Level 5 of CLB in the 4 components and 4
at a CLB level of 4 or less in any component 0

 

Factor 2: Education – maximum 25 points

The required educational qualifications as follows:

Qualification

Points

Degree from a university with a PhD grade or equivalent 25
Master’s degree in a University or equivalent 23
A degree in entry-to-practice from a university or an equivalent. This degree has to be connected to a job that is at NOC Skill Level A, must be regulated by a provincial regulator and must fall within some of the following areas:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Podiatry
  • Optometry
  • Law
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Pharmacy
23
More than two Canadian post-secondary diplomas/degrees or equivalents, one of which has to be for a duration of three years or more. 22
A Canadian post-secondary diploma or degree, or equivalent for an academic program that lasts for 3 years or more. 21
A Canadian post-secondary diploma or degree, or equivalent, in an academic program that lasts for 2 years or more. 19
A Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma or equivalent, to be used in an academic program that lasts for one year or more. 15
An Canadian High School Diploma or an equivalent 5

 

Factor 3: Experience in the workplace Maximum 15 points

Federal Skilled Worker Program applicants require significant knowledge in a highly skilled position and must satisfy the following criteria:

  • At a minimum, you must have completed 1,560 hours or approximately one year of full-time work.
  • The experience must have come from the form of a job that pays or in multiple paid jobs
  • It must have occurred in the past 10 years.
  • The skill must have been acquired in an managerial skilled professional, skilled, or skilled trades job Skill Level 0, Type A or Skill Level A within the Canadian National Occupational Classification system (NOC).A complete list of eligible FSWP trades that are listed on the NOC is available in the Canada National Occupation Classification List.

You can confirm that you’re in compliance with Canada visa conditions by following the pertinent hyperlinks on our NOC checklist or by making a note of the four-digit code beside your occupation and then entering it into the NOC website.

You should ensure that your professional experience is comparable to those listed on the NOC. You don’t have to satisfy the “employment prerequisites” part of the specific job described on the NOC.

It is possible to consider a range of occupations to locate one that is compatible with your knowledge. If the job you are applying for is not categorized under skills level A, O, or B, or if your experiences were not a part of the past ten years, your application will be rejected.

After you’ve verified that you have met the above criteria After that, you can calculate the points you earned. You can earn 15 points for a year of work experience , and 2 points for each subsequent year, up to 21 points.

Experience

Points

1 year 9
Three to four years 11
4 to 5 years old 13
6 years plus 15

 

Factor 4: Age – maximum 12 points

The score you earn on your points is by your age at the date that your application is accepted.

Age

Points

17 and under 0
18-35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
42 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 0

 

Factor 5: Arranged employment – maximum 10 points

You can earn 10 points under the Canada points system for immigration in the event that you have already received an employment offer from Canada or already work in Canada. The position is required to be full-time and permanent, meaning that seasonal work is not allowed and must be listed as Skill Level 0, Type A or Skills Level B, on the Canada’s National List of occupations.

Candidates receive 10 points when they meet any of these situations:

You are currently in Canada with temporary work permits, and

  • Your work permit was issued after an effective Labour Market Impact Assessment
  • The work permit you have is still valid and will be valid after you receive the FSWP visa is granted.
  • The employer in your employment permit offered you a permanent full-time employment offer

OR

  • You’re currently working in Canada with temporary work permits, and
    • The position that the permit was issued isn’t required to undergo an assessment of the Labour Market Impact Assessment under an agreement like NAFTA or the NAFTA arrangement or the federal-provincial arrangement
    • The work permit you have is still valid and will remain valid after you receive the FSWP visa is granted.
    • The company that is listed in your employment permit offered you a permanent full-time employment offer

OR

  • There is no Canadian work permit and don’t plan working in Canada prior to the time the time your FSWP visa is approved, and
    • An Canadian employer has provided you with the opportunity to work full-time and for a long time. job
    • Employer has been provided with a favorable Labour Market Impact Assessment for the position

OR

  • You currently work in Canada and you have been offered a permanent and permanent position with an alternative Canadian employer. You also have:
    • This employer received a favorable Labour Market Impact Assessment for the position

OR

  • You currently work in Canada in a position that isn’t covered by Labour Market Impact Assessment. Labour Market Impact Assessment, however, it is not because of an international agreement like an international agreement like the NAFTA arrangement or any federal or provincial arrangement

 

Factor 6: Flexibility (maximum 10 points)

The spouse or partner you are with are eligible to receive up to 10 points, based on each of the components listed below:

Factor of adaptability

Points

Your spouse or partner has passed CLB 4 in all 4 elements of an accepted English or French language test. 5
You’ve completed at least two years of full-time studies (more than fifteen hours per week) at an Canadian secondary or post-secondary institution 5
Your spouse or partner has completed a minimum of two years of full-time study (more than 15 hours each week) in the Canadian secondary school or post-secondary institution. 5
You’ve previously worked for at least one year in Canada with an approved work permit in a position that is classified in the list as Skill Type 0 Skill Level A or at Skill Level B in Canada’s National occupational classification list. 10
Your spouse or partner has employed for at least one year in Canada with an authorized work permit. 5
You could have earned points under Factor 5: the arrangement of Employment (above) 5
You and your spouse/partner are any of these family members at least 18 years old, living in Canada as an Canadian Permanent resident or citizen:

  • Parent
  • Grandparents
  • Child
  • Grandchild
  • Sibling
  • Uncle or aunt
  • A niece or nephew
5

 

Maintenance funds

Applicants should have access to adequate money to maintain themselves as well as their immediate family members. They should be able to show this through financial statements, or similar evidence. The amount of funds that applicants are required to access depends on the amount of family members they have included when submitting the request. The table below gives specific information about the amount of money needed for this visa

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You don’t have to fulfill the maintenance funds requirement if you hold an active Canadian temporarily work visa, and/or you have been able to secure an employment opportunity in Canada

The number of family members (including principal applicant)

Maintenance funds are needed

1 $12,164 CND
2 $15,143 CND
3 $18,617 CND
4 $22,603 CND
5 $25,636 CND
6 $28,913 CND
7 + $32,191 CND

 

You can calculate your points scores in the following table:

You must earn sixty-seven points in order to meet the selection guidelines.

Factor

Maximum points

Your score

Factor 1. English or French ability to speak French or English 28
Factor 2: Education 25
Factor 3: Experienced work expertise 15
Factor 4: Age 12
Factor 5 Arranged job opportunities in Canada 10
Factor 6: Adaptability 10
Total: 90

 

Canada Federal Skilled Trades Program

The Canadian Federal Skilled Trades program permits skilled workers who have expertise in a select range of trades to obtain permanent legal residence in Canada.

Requirements for eligibility

Candidates to applications to the Canadian Federal Skilled Trades programme must be able to meet the following requirements for eligibility:

  • At minimum 24 months of working experience within Canada that was acquired in the 5 years preceding to the date of application and that has been acquired through a valid work visa or work permit (unless exempted)
  • Have experience that meets the requirements for job specific to the profession, as laid on the Canadian National Occupation Classification List
  • You must be in compliance with requirements of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) requirements as detailed below.
  • You must have at least a Canadian full-time employment offer for at least 12 consecutive months ora professional certification in their profession issued by an authority in the province or territory in Canada
  • It is necessary to plan for living outside of Quebec

Work experience

The applicant must have at minimum 24 months of full-time experience in the workplace – that is, minimum of 30 hours per week to make 3120 total hours or the equivalent of a portion of part time work experience. This experience has to have occurred within the last five years.

The knowledge must be gained through one of the major groups of the Canadian National Occupation Classification List. The initial 2 or 3 numbers of the NOC code for each occupation denotes the main group it belongs to.

  • 72: electrical, industrial and construction trades
  • 73: Maintenance and equipment operations trades
  • 82 Technical and supervisory jobs in the fields of natural resources, agriculture and related production
  • 92: manufacturing, processing and utilities supervisors, as well as central control operators
  • 632: cooks and chefs 632: cooks and chefs
  • 633: bakers and butchers.

English or French proficiency in French and/or English

Candidates must be proficient of English, French, or both or both. To prove this, applicants need to submit test results from the following test centers for the Express Entry profile prior to being able to make an application for the visa

Candidates must be able to score at minimum CLB level 5 in the listening and speaking components as well as CLB Level 4 in the writing and reading components.

Additional information, assistance and assistance

Workpermit.com’s team of experts has more than 25 years of experience in the field of immigration services and have assisted thousands of individuals to study, work as well as invest money into Canada. Applications of Canadian visas are processed internally by a person who is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Canada Experience Class

It is the Canadian Experience Class can be one of the most popular routes to permanent residency for immigrants who have previous Canadian job experience including students from abroad. This is a highly sought-after visa for people who are already working and living in Canada for a short time however, you are able to apply from outside Canada in the event that you meet the eligibility requirements.

The eligibility requirements for applicants

The applicants to Canadian Experience Class must meet the following requirements: Canadian Experience Class program must be able to meet the following requirements for eligibility:

  • At least 12 months of working experience within Canada that was acquired in the 3 years preceding to the time of the application and must have been obtained with a valid work permit or visa (unless exempted)
  • It must satisfy requirements of the canadian language Benchmark (CLB) specifications for the position in which the work experience was acquired.
  • It is necessary to plan for living outside of Quebec

Work experience

Candidates must have at minimum 12 months of full-time work experience, which is at least 30 working hours every week to get an aggregate of 1560 hours or equivalent of part-time work experience that must have taken place in the last three years. The work experience must have been within either of these categories in the Canada’s National Occupation Classification List:

  • Managerial (Skill Level 0)
  • Professional (Skill Type A)
  • Technical (Skill Type B)

If you want to determine if your experiences are suitable, please visit the National Occupation Classification List page.

English or French proficiency in French and/or English

The applicant must demonstrate a reasonable proficiency at a reasonable level English, French, or both or both. To prove this, applicants must be able to provide test results from one of the following providers of language tests for the Express Entry profile prior to being able to make an application for the visa

The amount of English required is determined by your profession:

  • Skill Level zero or Skill Type A candidates need to be able to score CLB Level 5 on all four test elements of the language test (speaking and listening, reading and writing)
  • Candidates who are Skill Type B must have at the minimum CLB 7 on all four test components of the language test (speaking listening, reading and writing)

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