Express Entry View
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.
- meet the minimum language level of:
- 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:
- valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or
- certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authorit
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.
- Follow the instructions to create an account (if you don’t already have one).
- Enter your personal reference code when it prompts you to (only if you have one).
- Enter your personal details.
- Create or sign in to your account
- 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
- You may exit the profile at any time. Your information will be saved in your account.
- You have 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry profile. Otherwise, you’ll have to start again.
- 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.