This program is ideal for skilled immigrants who intent on settling permanently in Canada. There are three immigration programs an individual can choose from under Express Entry.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

To migrate to Canada through this program, the applicant must score a minimum of 67 points on the Comprehensive Ranking System. This system takes 6 factors into account; age, language skills, education, work experience, arranged employment in Canada and adaptability.

In terms of language, English and French are the official languages of Canada. To prove language proficiency, the applicant must take an approved language test. The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Niveaux de compétence Linguistique Canadien (NCLC) are used to measure proficiency in English and French respectively.

A minimum level of CLB 7 or NCLC 7 is required for the first official language. To get points for the second official language, the applicant must achieve a minimum level of CLB 5 or NCLC 5.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

To be eligible, the applicant must

  • Plan on living outside the Quebec province
  • Achieve a minimum level of CLB 5 for listening and speaking and CLB 4 for reading and writing
  • Have at least 2 years full-time work experience or equivalent part-time work experience
  • Meet the job requirements for a skilled trade as defined by the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  • Have an offer of full-time employment for at least 1 year

There are no minimum educational qualifications required to migrate to Canada through this program.

Canadian Experience Class

To be eligible for this program the applicant must meet the below criteria:

  • He must have at least 12 months of full-time skilled work experience in Canada in the past three years or its equivalent in part-time experience. Self-employment and work experience gained while studying does not count.
  • He must meet the language levels needed for the job in terms of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • He must plan on living outside Quebec.

There are no minimum educational qualifications required to migrate to Canada through this program.

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