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Immigration to Canada is easier if you are a skilled immigrant. You can apply for Express Entry by filling an online application form. Your application will be ranked according to a points system. If you are highly ranked, you will be invited to apply for permanent residence as a skilled immigrant. Once you have applied, your PR application will then be processed within the next 6 months.
Express Entry Process
In the online Express Entry process, there are 2 ways to apply:
In both cases, you must meet the eligibility requirements of the province or territory. And, you must submit an Express Entry profile and show that you meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry, including being eligible for one of the immigration programs it covers.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
If you are invited to apply, you submit an electronic application to IRCC. Provinces which provide PNP programs are:
Your education level
Your abilities in English and/or French (Canada's 2 official languages)
Your work experience and skills
If you have a job offer in Canada
Your spouse's education, language abilities and work experience. Additional points are also awarded if you have completed a college or university program in Canada or if you have a provincial nomination
To be eligible for Express Entry, you must prove your English or French language ability:
Take an approved language test
Get the minimum results required by your program
Include the results when you complete your Express Entry profile
The language test evaluates these abilities:
To measure your English or French levels, we use:
Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English
Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC) for French
You qualify for Express Entry if you meet the eligibility criteria for the Skilled Worker program, Skilled Trades program, or Canadian Experience Class.
Federal Skilled Worker Program
|First official language||Minimum level for all four abilities|
For a second official language, you need a minimum level of CLB or NCLC 5.
Canadian Experience Class
The skills you need will depend on the group your job is classified under the National Occupational Classification system (NOC).
|NOC skill type or level||Minimum level for all four language abilities (English)||Minimum level for all four language abilities (French)|
|NOC 0 or A||CLB 7||NCLC 7|
|NOC B||CLB 5||NCLC 5|
Federal Skilled Trades Program
|English||Speaking and listening||CLB 5|
|English||Reading and writing||CLB 4|
|French||Speaking and listening||NCLC 5|
|French||Reading and writing||NCLC 4|
Your test results must be less than two years old when you submit your application for permanent residence.
If you’ve been invited to apply for permanent residence, check that your language test results will still be valid when you plan to apply.
If you haven’t been invited to apply for permanent residence, you may want to make sure your results are valid for the rest of the time you’ll be in the pool.