Express Entry Immigration System

Express Entry is an online system used by the Canadian Government to process Permanent Residency applications from skilled immigrants. Express Entry uses a scores-based-system (Comprehensive Ranking System) that evaluates the applicants and selects the highest-ranking candidates to apply for PR in Canada. Within the system, points are awarded based on the following factors: age, education, work experience, knowledge of French or English, a job offer from a Canadian company, and adaptability in Canada.

There are three federal programs under the Express Entry system:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program.
  3. Canadian Experience Class.

To be eligible for Express Entry, a candidate must meet the minimum requirements of one of the above-mentioned programs. The minimum requirements are:

Eligibility criteriaCanadian Experience ClassFederal Skilled Worker ProgramFederal Skilled Trades Program
Language skills

English or French skills

CLB 7-NOC 0, A


English or French skills


English or French skills

CLB 5 for speaking and listening

CLB 4 for reading and writing

Work experienceNOC 0, A, B0, A, BCanadian or foreign experience in a skilled trade under key groups of NOC B
Amount of work experienceOne 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)Two years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offerNot required.

Not required.

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


A valid job offer of full-time employment for at least 1 year or

a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority

EducationNot required.Secondary education is required.Not required.

How to apply for Express Entry System:

Step 1: Find out if you are eligible

Please fill out the free assessment form on our website or contact our team to determine your eligibility.

Step 2: Get your documents ready

If you decide to fill out a profile, you will need documents, such as language test results and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report to show you are eligible for Express Entry.

Step 3: Fill out and submit your profile.

Based on the information provided in your profile, you will be ranked on a point-based system.

Step 4: Get an invitation and apply

The candidates with the highest scores in the pool will receive Invitations to Apply for permanent residency in Canada.


Our team has extensive experience dealing with permanent residence applications through the Express Entry system. If you are interested in applying for the Express Entry or one of the Canadian immigration programs, we invite you to start by filling out our free assessment form.

We will help you to check your eligibility, set up your profile, and guide you through the entire process. In case your score in the system is not sufficient to receive ITA, we will develop a strategy for increasing your score (PNP, job offer).

Our team will help you to choose the fastest and easiest way to obtain your PR status in Canada. Simply follow these steps:

Step 2
Our team will contact you to book a free consultation
Step 3
Sign an agreement and start your immigration journey

Our immigration services include different options: Full Authorised Representation (follow the steps above); Review and Consultation package; just Set up a profile package; or Online consultation with Canadian immigration consultant.

Everyone’s journey to Canada is unique based on a variety of immigration categories.

Contact our immigration experts to start your immigration journey!