Canada launched Express Entry in 2015 in order to move from a “first-come, first-served” immigration system to one that selected candidates with the best chance of economic success. With simple changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System, the Canadian government can use immigration to respond to economic and labour market changes.
Take a Language Test
All the skilled immigration programs that are part of the Express Entry system require applicants to prove their knowledge in at least one of Canada’s two official languages. Skilled immigration applicants must thus complete a government-approved language test and include the test results in their profile.
Get Your Foreign Education Credentials Assessed (if necessary)
Applicants who were educated outside of Canada should have their diplomas assessed in order to ensure that their foreign education is equivalent to a similar Canadian education. Obtaining a credential assessment is mandatory for anyone who wants to immigrate to Canada under this program
Classification (NOC): In order to successfully immigrate to Canada using the Express Entry system, all applicants must be able to show that their work experience meets the definition of an occupation that is included in Canada’s National Occupation Classification database. Note: Only applicants with the following types of work experience may apply for immigration under the Express Entry System.
• Skill Type 0 (Management Jobs)
• Skill Level A (Professional Jobs)
• Skill Level B (Technical Jobs and Skilled Trades)
Build Your Express Entry Profile
We will be able to begin building your Express Entry profile. Applicants must provide the following information in their Express Entry Profiles.
• Contact Information
• A detailed account of their educational history
• A detailed account of their work experience
• Language proficiency
• Chances of adaptability to life in Canada
• Family composition
• Information on spouse or common law partner
Submit Your Profile
Once your profile has been completed and all necessary information has been provided, the profile should be submitted. Once the profile is submitted, you will receive:
• An Express Entry profile number, and
• A job seeker validation code
Applicants will need these numbers if:
• They will be registering for the Job Bank (see below)
• They have received nominations for permanent residence from a provincial or territorial government.
If your profile fulfills the Express Entry requirements as well as the criteria for one of the three Express Entry Immigration programs (Skilled Worker, Skilled Trade or Canada Experience Class).