EXPRESS ENTRY (FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM) This Program is for Individuals or families interested to Migrate to Canada as an Immigrant which will leads to Canadian citizenship

Express Entry (EE) is an electronic system for managing permanent residence applications under existing immigration programs. Express Entry is run by the Government of Canada.


Skilled Work Experience

Your work experience must be

  • at Skill Level 0, A or B
  • within the last 10 years
  • paid work (volunteer work, unpaid internships don’t count)
  • at least 1 year continuous:
    • 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)



You must take an approved Language Test i.e. IELTS General or CELPIP or TEF ( French) & meet the minimum requirement of CLB 7. You can choose to take any one exam out of these three.

Test Option Reading Listening Speaking Writing
CLB 7 IELTS  6 6 6 6
CLB 7 CELPIP  7 7 7 7
 CLB 7 TEF 207-232 249-279 310-348 310-348


You must show that you meet the requirements in English or French. Your test results must not be more than two years old. Applicants who can demonstrate their ability in both the languages (English & French) will be given an advantage in the Canada Immigration process. According to the individual circumstances, applicant may need to score more points in language than what is mentioned above to qualify for Immigration Program


If you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:

  • secondary (high school) or
  • post-secondary school (College or University)

If your education is not from Canada, you must have:

  • an Academic Assessment result showing that your foreign education is equivalent to a completed Canadian Academic’s Credential.

SIX SELECTION FACTORS – Eligibility requirements for FSW

If you meet all the conditions set out in the minimum requirements, your application will be assessed based on six selection factors

  • age
  • education
  • work experience
  • arranged employment: 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 a 100-point grid used to assess federal skilled workers. You earn points for how well you do in each of the six factors. Your total points will show if you qualify for the Express Entry pool. The current pass mark is 67 points.

  • Age: A maximum of 12 points are awarded under this factor. Applicants with the age of 36 Years or older began to lose points.
  • Education: A maximum of 28 points are available under the language proficiency factor. You can gain points for your English & French Language skills. The maximum of 24 points can be availed for First Official Language & the maximum of 4 points can be availed for second official language, you can choose which one will be your first official language (24 points) and which one will be your second (4 points). Proficiency in both the languages is not a mandatory requirement for FSW program.
  • Work Experience: The maximum of 15 points can be received by the applicant under this factor. Those who have 6 years of qualifying full time work experience within past 10 years can receive the full points. The minimum of 1 year of continuous work experience is mandatory requirement either full time or equal amount in part time.
  • Arranged Employment: A maximum of 10 points are available under the arranged employment factor. Only applicants who receive the job offer from Canadian employer can receive the points under this category, and job offer must be supported by LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment). Employer needs to approach the ESDC (Employment & Social Development Canada) to get the LMIA approval, once LMIA is approved & applicants name is mentioned on it, then applicant can claim the 10 points.
  • Adaptability: A maximum of 10 points can be granted under this factor. Points are awarded for your background that Immigration Canada feels will be an asset to your integration into Canada. Your spouse or partner language level, your past study in Canada, your past work experience in Canada, your close relative in Canada can contribute points.

This relative must be a:

  • parent
  • grandparent
  • child
  • grandchild
  • child of a parent (sibling)
  • child of a grandparent (aunt or uncle)
  • grandchild of a parent (niece or nephew)

And, must be living in Canada, 18 years or older and a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident

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