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Express Entry



If you want to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant,  you will first have to become a candidate in the Express Entry pool.



If you are eligible:


  1. You will be placed in a pool with others who are also eligible.

  2. You will be given a rank using several factors, and  

  3. If you are one of the top candidates, you will be invited to apply to be a permanent resident of Canada.



Eligibility Criteria:


You will need to meet the criteria of one of the Federal Immigration programs subject to Express Entry:



Comprehensive Ranking System Formula:



All Express Entry candidates are given a score out of 1,200, based on the four parts of the Comprehensive Ranking System formula:


  • Skills and experience factors (that we know are key to economic success for immigrants once in Canada)

  • Spouse or common-law partner factors (such as their language skills and education – these are known to result in better economic success for both the spouse or common-law partner and the candidate)

  • Skills transferability (including education and work experience – factors that when combined, result in better chances of being employed, and higher earnings)

  •           Additional: Up to 600 points for:


  • Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates

  • a valid job offer

  • a nomination from a province or territory

  • a brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident

  • strong French language skills​​​


  •          Your Total Score = Core Score + Additional Points



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