EXPRESS ENTRY

EXPRESS ENTRY

Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs:

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

Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet local labour market needs.

 

Eligibility criteria Canadian Experience Class Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program
Language skills English or French skills

  • CLB 7 if your NOC is 0 or A
  • CLB 5 if your NOC is B
English or French skills

  • CLB 7
English or French skills

  • CLB 5 for speaking and listening
  • CLB 4 for reading and writing
Type/Level of work experience Canadian experience in 1 of these NOCs:

  • 0
  • A
  • B
Canadian or foreign experience in 1 of these NOCs:

  • 0
  • A
  • B
Canadian or foreign experience in a skilled trade under key groups of NOC B
Amount of work experience One year in Canada in the last 3 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work) One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation) Two years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offer Not required. Not required.

But you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.

Required:

  • A valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or
  • a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority
Education Not required. Secondary education required.

You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.

Not required.