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Express Entry is an Application Management system introduced by the Government of Canada from January 1, 2015 to process certain types of skilled Immigrants. Foreign nationals who are interested in applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are required to submit their Express of Interest in Express Entry pool . There are regular rounds of invitations in each of the four categories whereby Eligible candidates are invited to apply for Permanent Residence. Currently the following four classes of immigration applications are processed through Express Entry:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker – Federal Program
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program – Federal Program
  3. Canadian Experience Class– Federal Program
  4. Provincial Nomination Program of certain Provincial Programs

Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria of one of the above mentioned classes.

Candidates in Express Entry pool compete for points out of 1200. They are awarded points on the basis of certain individual and combination of skills. This points based system is called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which ranks candidates in the Express Entry Pool.

Candidates in Express Entry Pool get upto 600 points under the Core and upto 600 under the additional points. The core points are further divided into three sub categories:

Human Capital Factor 500

Factor Points per factor with a spouse Points per factor without a spouse
Age 100 110
Education 140 150
Language Skills (English and / Or French) 150 160
Canadian Work Experience 70 80

Spouse or Common Law Partner – 40

Factor Points A
Education 10
Language Skills (English and / Or French) 20
Canadian Work Experience 10


i. With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree
Education 1. With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree
2. With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree
Foreign work experience i. With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience
ii. With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations) i. With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification 50

Additional Points – 600

Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident) 15
French language skills 30
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
Provincial Nomination 600


Applicants who meet the Education, Age and Experience criteria are required to fulfil the Pre-requisites before submitting the application. These include:

Proof of Language proficiency is a must for every applicant whosoever applies for Canadian Permanent Residence as a skilled worker. There is no exception for any one even if you are from an English / French speaking country or have education from Canada or any other English speaking country.

Your foreign qualifications, other than those awarded by Canadian Universities and colleges must have been awarded an equivalency before you apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.


At Euro Immigration Consultants, we are experienced and licensed to submit PR application under this category and represent clients before IRCC.


As a first step applicants are assessed for their eligibility in the said class of immigration.

After completion of eligibility review, applicants and any accompanying family members are assessed for Admissibility as per the Canadian Immigration & Refugees Protection Act. The admissibility assessment process can take longer depending upon country of origin of the applicant, country of Application and several other factors. The seven factors that can make an applicant inadmissible from applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are:


FREE ASSESSMENT: For detailed assessment of your profile please submit our online assessment form.

Our Regulated Immigration Consultant Mr. Ahmad Junaid Salik-Member ICCRC # R509291 will review your profile and advise you according to your profile.

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