Express Entry is an online system created in 2015 for Canadian immigration, having become the most popular route for those dreaming of immigrating to Canada (except Quebec). It works as a points system used by the government to select immigration applicants through faster processing (on average 6 months) through the following types of programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker
Immigration program for foreign workers who have at least 1 year of qualified and paid professional experience abroad, focusing on work experience, and formal education and knowledge of English/French.
- Canadian Experience Class
Immigration program for temporary workers who have at least 1 year of qualified professional experience in Canada (in TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 roles) in the last 3 years before applying, focusing mainly on English and/or French skills and and canadian work experience
- Federal Skilled Trades
Immigration program for foreign workers who have at least 2 years of international work experience in certain functions that require technical and specialized knowledge, listed as “Skilled Trades”, during the 5 years prior to their application submission, requiring work experience, c technical expertise in certain TEER/NOCs, language skills and a full employment offer, valid for a total period of at least 1 year ; or a Canadian provincial/federal qualifying certificate.
[ Tip: Click on the names above to understand in detail about each of the programs. ]
MOST COMMON WAY TO IMMIGRATE THROUGH EXPRESS ENTRY
NOW YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS CLB OR NOC/ TEER
To better understand how Express Entry and immigration to Canada work, here are two important terms you should know:
-> National Labor Classification Code (NOC 2021)
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is a list of all occupations in the Canadian workforce.
The NOC is the one who will determine whether you are part of the group of qualified professionals in Canada, being one of the basic requirements to apply for immigration programs. Each occupation is described according to gender and skill level. The “TEER Category” will replace the “Skill Level” classification from the previous 2016 NOC. Instead of occupations being classified as Skill Level 0, A, B, C or D, occupations will be classified under TEER Category with 0 to 5.
TEER = Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER)
Here are the main occupational groups that affect immigration:
- Skill type 0 Zero (new TEER 0): top management positions (management, directors, etc.)
- Skill Level A (new TEER 1): Professional positions that usually require a university degree
- Skill Level B (new TEER 2 and 3): technical or specialist jobs that usually require a university degree or apprenticeship training
- Skill Level C (new TEER 4): Intermediate positions that usually require a high school diploma or on-the-job training
- Skill Level D (new TEER 5): Crafts that normally involve on-the-job training
Finding Your NOC:
Be sure to make a list of your roles and do a search to identify your NOC at https://noc.esdc.gc.ca/ .
Attention: To find out your updated TEER code, remember to select the NOC 2021 category.
-> Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
The so-called Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) is the Canadian standard used to describe, measure and recognize the French and English proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants who wish to live and work in Canada or apply for citizenship.
There are four language proficiency testing organizations accepted by the Canadian government:
- For English: CELPIP General or IELTS General Training
- For French: TEF or TCF
[Click on the words above to access the institution’s website, to find out about test fees, download study materials and schedule your exam.]
CHECK BELOW THE EXPRESS ENTRY FIRST STEPS
NOW THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THESE TERMS, LETS COMPARE THE 3 EXPRESS ENTRY PROGRAMS:
PROOF OF FUNDS FOR EXPRESS ENTRY
Proof of funds is how you show us that you have enough money to settle in Canada. If we invite you to apply, you must give written proof that you have this money.
Who needs proof of funds
You need proof of funds to meet the minimum requirements of the
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
Who does not need proof of funds
You don’t need to show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family if
- you’re applying under the Canadian Experience Class or
- you’re authorized to work in Canada and you have a valid job offer, even if you apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trades Program
They amount of money you will need
The amount of money you need to support your family depends on the size of your family. To calculate the size of your family you must include yourself, your spouse or partner, your dependent children and your spouse’s dependent children.
The table below shows the minimum amount you need to immigrate to Canada as of June 9, 2022. If you have more money, you should list the full amount in your profile or application.
UNDERSTAND HOW THE EXPRESS ENTRY SCORE WORKS
Immigration uses the Express Entry system to assess your eligibility and invite the highest ranked candidates from the pool to apply for permanent residency.
The sum of the 3 factors is a maximum of 1200 points and the minimum is 67.
See below how this score is distributed:
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RANKING
STILL GOT QUESTION?
- Book an appointment with us to assess your chances of immigrating through the Federal Skilled Worker.
- Follow our youtube channel and our social networks, where we post daily content about immigration, with tips, clarifications and news from the government of Canada.
- See also the comparison between the 3 Express Entry programs here
- Click here to read the full article about the Federal Skilled Worker program
- Click here to read the full article about the Federal Skilled Trade program
- Click here to read the full article about the Canadian Experience Class
Main source of the content : IRCC – www.canada.ca