What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online electronic system that manages those applications for permanent residence in Canada that fall under specific immigration programs:

  • The Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSW)
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST)
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • As well, Provinces and Territories will be able to select a portion of the Express Entry candidates for their Provincial Nominee Programs.

Who can apply Canada Express Entry?

In order to apply for Express Entry, you will need to qualify for the Canadian Immigration Programs. This means you must have:

  • At least 1 year of full-time Canadian work experience ( or equivalent part time experience), and/or
  • At least 1 year of full-time work experience (or equivalent part time experience abroad in an occupation that Canada deems “Skilled”), and/or
  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part time experience) abroad in a trade.

If your work experience is abroad, usually you are required to have a job offer in addition.

There are additional requirements which you can read learn about by reading about the individual programs.

Embassy Contact Information:

Contact the nearest Embassy/ Consulate for Canada for the most up-to-date information on what documentation you specifically may require to enter Canada.

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