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Requirements

Federal Skilled Worker Stream:

  • at least 1 year of continuous work (NOC 0, A, B) or 1,560 hours total (30 hours per week) —you can meet this in a few different ways:
    • Full-time at 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
    • Equal amount in part-time: 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
    • Full-time at more than 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
  • get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all 4 abilities,  valid for 2 years after the date of the test result
  • If you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:
    • secondary institution (high school) or
    • post-secondary institution
  • If you have foreign education, you must have:
  • minimum score 67/100
  • You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada

Canadian Experience Class Stream:

  • have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada (NOC 0, A, B), in the last 3 years before you apply, and the work experience must be:
    • full-time, or
    • an equal amount in part-time
  • have gained your work experience by working in Canada legally
  • You must:
    • meet the minimum language level of:
      • Canadian Language Benchmark 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs or
      • Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for NOC B jobs
      • Your language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result and must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.
  • There is no education requirement for the Canadian Experience Class.

Federal Skilled Trades Stream:

  • 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
  • meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification, except for needing a certificate of qualification
  • Skilled trades for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under these groups of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
    • Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades
    • Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades
    • Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production
    • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators
    • Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks
    • Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers
  • There is no education requirement for the Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Meet the minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for speaking and listening, and Canadian Language Benchmark 4 for reading and writing. Your language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result and must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence
  • Meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification, except for needing a certificate of qualification
  • have a:

 

Procedure

Create your Express Entry profile

If you’re eligible, the tool will send you to your online account to fill out an Express Entry profile.

  1. Follow the instructions to create an account (if you don’t already have one).
  2. Enter your personal reference code when it prompts you to (only if you have one).
  3. Enter your personal details.
  4. Create or sign in to your account
  5. To complete your profile, you’ll need: information from certain documents (for example, language test results); your National Occupational Classification (NOC) job title and code
  6. You may exit the profile at any time. Your information will be saved in your account.
  7. You have 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry profile. Otherwise, you’ll have to start again.
  8. Once you’ve filled out your profile, you can submit it online. We’ll figure out which immigration program you’re eligible for under Express Entry.