By Olushola Samuel

Are you dreaming of starting a new chapter in your life and exploring opportunities in Canada? The Express Entry program might be the key to unlocking your Canadian journey. In this blog post, I would take you through the details of the Canada Express Entry program, providing you with valuable insights and tips to make your immigration process smoother.

 What is Express Entry?

The Express Entry system is Canada's flagship immigration management system designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. It's a points-based system that evaluates candidates based on factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability.

There are 3 immigration programs managed through Express Entry:

1. Canadian Experience Class

This is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience. The

work experience must have been gained within the 3 years before you apply.

2. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW)

This program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently.

How this program works

As an applicant, you must fulfil the program minimum requirements for:

• skilled work experience

• language ability

• education

You must meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible.

Selection factors for FSW

If you meet all the minimum requirements, Then your application will be assessed based on:

~ age

~ education

~ work experience

~ whether you have a valid job offer

~English and/or French language skills

~ adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)

These factors are part of point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You earn points for how well you do in each of the 6 factors.

~ Language ability

You must take approved language tests in English or French for:





You must get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all 4 abilitiese, enterthe test results in your Express Entry profile. IELTS result can be used with a band score of 6.

Your language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.

Where you can live in Canada through express program

You must plan to live outside the province of Quebec. The province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers. 

Bonus points:

If you have a spouse, that can earn you additional points. 

You will need to get your certificate or education evaluated on points.  You can then create your profile and then get an invitation to apply (ITA). 

3. Federal Skilled Trades Program

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

Minimum requirements

To be eligible, you must meet the required language levels for each language ability





have at least 2 years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the 5 years before you apply.

Your work experience must be for paid work (paid wages or earned commission—volunteer work or unpaid internships don’t count).

Language ability

You must meet the minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for speaking and listening, and Canadian Language Benchmark 4 for reading and writing

take approved language tests for





Education certificate is not really compulsory for this program. But having education can increase your point and chance in the pool. 

How to apply for any Canada express program

For any of the program, what you should do are:

 1: Check your score

If you’re eligible for one or more of the Express Entry programs and submit your profile, you’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

The CRS is a points-based system that is used to assess and score your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. To be invited, you need to have a score above the minimum points score for your round of invitations.

2: Get your documents ready

If you decide to fill out a profile, you’ll need documents, such as language test results, education certificate and others to show you’re eligible for Express Entry.

Some documents take a long time to get, so you should get them ready early.

3. Fill out your profile

Your Express Entry profile is where you supply information about yourself.

If you’re eligible, you will be accepted into the pool of candidates and give you a CRS score.

4.   Submit your profile

5: Get an invitation and apply

Invitations to apply (ITA) to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If you are invited to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application.

Profile Documents:

While it is not mandatory to upload documents when submitting your profile, you may require information from the following documents:

- A passport or travel document

- Language test results

- Proof of Canadian education or an educational credential assessment report if applying through the Federal Skilled Workers Program or seeking points for education outside Canada.

- Provincial nomination (if applicable)

- Written job offer from a Canadian employer (if available), work experience proof, certificate of qualification for a trade occupation issued by a Canadian province or territory (if available)

- Proof of funds

Documents Required if Invited to apply

If invited to apply, you must upload copies of the documents used for your profile, along with the following:

- Police certificates

- Medical exams

- Proof of funds

- Birth certificate (if declaring dependent children)

- Use of a representative form (if you have hired a representative)

- Common-law union form (if declaring marital status as "common-law")

- Marriage certificate (if declaring marital status as "married")

- Divorce certificate and legal separation agreement (if declaring marital status as "divorced")

- Death certificate (if declaring marital status as "widowed")

- Adoption certificate (when a dependent child is listed as "adopted") 

Proof of fund for Canada Express Entry

You must provide evidence of your funds through official letters issued by banks or financial institutions where you hold funds, either in your home country or Canada. Each letter should contain the financial institution's letterhead. 

The number of persons applying together will determine the amount. The break down is as follows:

One person $13,7572 

 Two persons  $17,1273 

 Three persons $21,0554 

 Four persons $25,564

The process of complete applications that have all supporting documents are done within  6 months and you can now get your permanent residency visa and permit. 

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