EXPRESS ENTRY

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is used to manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
  • Canadian Experience Class.
Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry through their Provincial Nominee Programs to meet local labour market needs: Attention:

Each province and territory’s streams, eligibility requirements and nomination guidelines for their PNP can change without notice. Check the websites of the provinces or territories for the most up-to-date information.

How Express Entry Works



How to score

All Express candidates will be given a score out of 1,200, based on the 4 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 points for those with a nomination from a province or territory or a valid job offer;
  • Additional points for study in Canada above high school:
a) 15 points for a one- or two-year diploma or certificate

b) 30 points for a degree, diploma or certificate of three years or longer, or a Master’s, professional or doctoral degree of at least one year.

A. Single candidates B. Candidates spouses or common-law partners that will come with them to Canada (The maximum number of points is the same no matter the person’s marital status.)
1. Skills and experience factors (maximum 500) 1. Skills and experience factors (maximum 460)
2. N/A 2. Spouse or common-law partner factors (maximum 40)
3. Skill transferability factors (maximum 100) 3. Skill transferability factors (maximum 100)
4. Additional points (maximum 600)

Education
- 15 points for Post-secondary education in Canada (credential of one or two years);
- 30 points for Post-secondary education in Canada (credential three years or longer);

AND

Arranged Employment:
- 50 points for all occupations, except;
- 200 points for candidates with job offers in Senior Executive positions (NOC 00).

OR

600 points for Provincial or territorial nomination
4. Additional points (maximum 600)

Education
- 15 points for Post-secondary education in Canada (credential of one or two years);
- 30 points for Post-secondary education in Canada (credential three years or longer);

AND

Arranged Employment:
- 50 points for all occupations, except;
- 200 points for candidates with job offers in Senior Executive positions (NOC 00).

OR

600 points for Provincial or territorial nomination
Grand total (maximum 1,200) Grand total (maximum 1,200)


Use your language test results to find your CLB level:

CELPIP - General
NOC CLB Level Test results for each ability
Speaking Listening Reading Writing
0, A 10+ 10+ 10+ 10+ 10+
0, A 9 9 9 9 9
0, A 8 8 8 8 8
0, A 7 7 7 7 7
B 6 6 6 6 6
B 5 5 5 5 5


IELTS - General
NOC CLB Level Test results for each ability
Speaking Listening Reading Writing
0, A 10+ 7.5 – 9.0 8.5 – 9.0 8.0 – 9.0 7.5 – 9.0
0, A 9 7 8 7 7
0, A 8 6.5 7.5 6.5 6.5
0, A 7 6 6 6 6
B 6 5.5 5.5 5 5.5
B 5 5 5 4 5


TEF
NOC CLB Level Test results for each ability
Speaking
(expression orale)
Listening
(compréhension de l'orale)
Reading
(compréhension de l'écrit)
Writing
(expression écrite)
0, A 10+ 393 - 415 316 - 333 263 - 277 393 - 415
0, A 9 / C1 –C2 371 - 392 298 - 315 248 - 262 371 - 392
0, A 8 / C1 349 - 370 280 - 297 233 - 247 349 - 370
0, A 7 / B2 310 - 348 249 - 279 207 - 232 310 - 348
B 6 / B2 271 - 309 217 - 248 181 - 206 271 - 309
B 5 / B1 226 - 270 181 - 216 151 - 180 226 - 270


For further information, please contact our office either by email or by phone.