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Compare all the Express Entry Programs and Immigrate to Canada

Compare all the Express Entry Programs and Immigrate to Canada

Applying through Express Entry is one of the most popular and fastest ways to immigrate permanently to Canada for all those aspirants seeking to spend a luxurious life in Canada. Every year, around 1,10,000 Skilled workers are welcomed through Express Entry System.

The Canadian Government uses an online system which is Express Entry to process the applications for all those skilled workers who want to immigrate to Canada and get Canadian PR. There are three main federal economic programs which are, 

  1. Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  2. Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

What is the process to apply through the Express Entry System?

If you are applying through Express Entry System, it involves 2 steps:

You need to submit 3 documents in the first step to submit your profile that involves:

  1. Your passport or travel document
  2. Educational credential assessment report
  3. Language Proficiency Test Result

You will receive an ITA i.e Invitation to Apply after submitting your profile for Canadian PR, after receiving ITA, you need to provide an application that includes your PCC i.e Police Clearance Certificates, Medical Examination Report, Additional Identity Documents and Reference Letters.

Let’s see Who is eligible to apply for Express Entry?

Candidates with moderate proficiency in English, skilled work experience and should have a degree from Canadian university or college.

Candidates must meet some  eligibility requirements for any of the below mentioned three federal programs:

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

 

Let’s have a look below and compare all of the above programs to better understand the Express Entry System:

Eligibility criteriaFederal Skilled Worker ProgramFederal Skilled Trades ProgramCanadian Experience Class
Education

Requires Secondary education

If you have post-secondary education, you will get more selection criteria points.

Not requiredNot required
Language skillsShould have CLB 7

Need proficiency in English or French language
Should have:
– CLB 5 in Speaking and Listening
– CLB 4 in Reading and Writing

Need proficiency in English or French  language

  • If your NOC is 0 or A, then your CLB should be 7
  • If your NOC is B, then your CLB should be 5

Need proficiency in English or French  language

Type of work experience

Should have foriegn or Canadian work experience in any of the below give NOCs:

  • 0
  • A
  • B
Should have foriegn or Canadian work  experience in a skilled trade that comes under NOC B

Should have foriegn or Canadian work experience in any of the below give NOCs:

  • 0
  • A
  • B
Amount of work experienceContinuous 1 year job within past 10 years either it is full-time or combination of part-time or more than single job in primary occupationAt Least 2 years work experience within last 5 years, it may be either of combination of part-time or full-timeAt Least 1 years work experience within last 3 years, it may be either of combination of part-time or full-time
Job offerIf you have a valid job offer you will get selection criteria points and you don’t need a job offer.

Requires:

  • A certificate of a qualification in a Skilled trade issued by a Canadian Federal Authority or Canadian provincial authority.
  • Should have a valid job offer with full-time employment of a period of 1 year.
Not Required

What is Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)?

The CLB is the standard which is used to measure, recognize or improve the English language ability of those immigrants who plan to come, work and live in Canada. CLB is also countable for those applicants who apply for Canadian citizenship.

There are 4 language ability tests:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading 
  • Writing

What is National Occupation Classification (NOC) code?

The Canadian labor market has set some codes for all the occupations in Canada which we call NOC. NOC describes every single job according to its skill level and skill type.

There are some main job groups for Immigration purposes:

  • Skill Type 0:  This skill type includes Management jobs
  • Skill Level A: This skill type includes some professional jobs.
  • Skill Level B: This skill type includes some skilled trades and technical jobs.
  • Skill Level C:This skill type includes some intermediate jobs.
  • Skill Level D: This skill type includes some Labour jobs.

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