About Express Entry
Express Entry CRS Requirement: 457 points on February 20th, 2019.
Canada introduced Express Entry on January 1, 2015. This process largely decreased the reviewing and waiting time, allowing those who meet the requirement to proceed forward. Some customers only take 6 months to get their permeant resident status.
International students that finish their post-secondary education do not need to be approved from HSRDC, which is very beneficial for the applicant.
Federal Skilled Worker Program Application Requirement:
Your work experience must be:
- in the same type of job as your primary NOC
- within the last 10 years
- at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC)
- at least 1 year (1,560 hours total / 30 hours per week), continuous:
- full-time at 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
- equal amount in part-time: 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
- full-time at more than 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
- meet the minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7, and
- take a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that shows you meet the level for speaking, listening, reading and writing.
You must have:
- a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, OR
- a completed foreign credential, and
- an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by CIC.
Federal Skilled Trade Program Application Requirement:
- plan to live outside the province of Quebec (Note: The province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers. If you plan on living in Quebec, see Quebec-selected skilled workers for more information),
- meet the required levels in English or French for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing and listening),
- have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply,
- meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), except for needing a certificate of qualification, and
- have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority.
Note: Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (for example, on a co-op work term) does not count under this program.
Skilled work experience
To be considered for the Canadian Experience Class, you need to have Canadian skilled work experience within three years of applying. According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), skilled work experience means:
- Managerial jobs (NOC skill level 0)
- Professional jobs (NOC skill type A)
- Technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC skill type B)
Note: Your experience must be at least 12 months of full-time (30 hours of paid work per week or more) or an equal amount in part-time hours.