Canadian Experience Class

Canada Express Entry

Canada Express Entry (EE) Program

In Canada, Express Entry is an exciting approach to immigration for skilled workers. It is based on a Human Capital model. Your age, education, language skills, professional work experience, and many other factors will be examined, and each criteria will be given a ranking score as part of a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

It is really important to remember that this is not a new way of qualifying to immigrate. You still need to qualify in one of the main categories: most often the Federal Skilled Worker or Canadian Experience Class.

Being seen by IRCC. It is more critical now than ever to have professional guidance in putting your best foot forward, and knowing all of the criteria from the beginning.

Highlights of the Express Entry Program

  • You must first qualify in one of the main immigration categories such as the Federal Skilled Worker or the Canadian Experience Class
  • You must have completed an English or French language proficiency test and have your scores available
  • If you have completed post-secondary education outside of Canada, you must have your Education Credentials Assessment (ECA) completed and report in hand.
  • No occupations list for the first time in over 6 years!
  • Once the Express Entry application is successfully submitted, IRCC will select candidates using the Comprehensive Ranking System, and if chosen you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
  • Candidates will have only 60 days to apply for Permanent Residence after receiving an ITA. You must be ready to go when called on!
  • Candidates can improve their scores by registering on the Job Bank with Service Canada, and having a job offer with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA – LMO)
  • Employers will be able to search your profile via the Job Bank, and if they offer you work through Job Matching, and get an LMIA for you, you will receive an Invitation to Apply
  • Misrepresentation – even accidentally misstating your qualifications or other error, will result in an applicant being banned for five years from applying again

If you would like to know how you rank in the Express Entry program, we invite you to first complete an assessment form for either the Federal Skilled Worker or the Canadian Experience Class. Then you are invited to complete the CES Assessment form.

Without seeing if you qualify in one of the main categories first, knowing your EE CRS score has no value.

Express Entry Scoring

Criteria scores will be allocated up to the following maximums as follows, for a total overall of 1200 points maximum:

Language skills160
Canadian work experience 80
Partner’s education, language and Canadian work 40
Skills transferability (cross-matching factors) 100
Having a Provincial Nomination or Arranged Employment 600
Maximum CRS Scores

Learn more about the:

Comprehensive Ranking System Criteria