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Immigration to Canada via Express Entry

Express Entry is an online immigration application system used by the Canadian government to manage and process applications for permanent residence from skilled workers. The system uses a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank candidates based on their profiles, including factors such as age, education, work experience, and language abilities. Candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool. This system aims to fast-track the immigration process, ensuring that Canada attracts and retains individuals who can contribute to its economy and society. Express Entry covers multiple programs, including the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program, offering various pathways for skilled workers to achieve permanent residency in Canada.

Here are two immigration programs offered under Express Entry:

Express Entry Via Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program

The Express Entry Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program is designed for individuals who have gained skilled work experience in Canada. This program is ideal for temporary foreign workers or international graduates who have already integrated into Canadian society and wish to become permanent residents. To qualify, applicants must have at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years before applying. This work experience must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0, A, or B job. Additionally, applicants must meet language proficiency requirements in either English or French. The CEC program is advantageous because it values Canadian work experience highly, often leading to quicker processing times and a smoother transition for those already accustomed to living and working in Canada.

Express Entry Via Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program

The Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program is targeted at skilled workers with foreign work experience who wish to immigrate to Canada permanently. Unlike the CEC, the FSW does not require Canadian work experience. Instead, it assesses candidates based on a points system that considers factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability. To be eligible, applicants must score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the FSW points grid and have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent part-time work experience in a skilled occupation. The FSW program is suitable for professionals and tradespeople from around the world who have the skills and qualifications that are in demand in the Canadian labor market.

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