Do you meet the conditions for one of the Express Entry classes?

Canadian Experience Class

  • at least 12 months of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last three years (before you apply).
    • Managerial jobs (NOC skill level 0)
    • Professional jobs (NOC skill type A)
    • Technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC skill type B)
  • gained your work experience in Canada with the proper authorization
  • meet the required language levels needed for your job for each language ability (CLB 7 (IELTS 6) for NOC A, 0 and CLB 5 (IELTS 5.5) for NOC B)

Federal Skilled Worker Class

  • Language proficiency CLB 7 (IELTS 6) in all four skills
  • A University degree
  • 1 continuous year of full-time, paid work in the same job within the last 10 years in one of the following areas: \
    • Managerial jobs (NOC skill level 0)
    • Professional jobs (NOC skill type A)
    • Technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC skill type B)

Federal Skilled Trades Program

  • Language level CLB 5
  • 2 years full-time work experience in a skilled trade within the past 5 years
  • Have a qualified job offer in Canada or a certificate of qualification in the skilled trade
    • Industrial, electrical and construction
    • Maintenance and equipment operation
    • Supervisor and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and production
    • Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors
    • Chefs, cooks, butchers, bakers

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Understanding the Process

Canada’s immigration strategy for the Express Entry system is to select the top skilled workers in a pool of eligible candidates. If you don’t meet the basic requirements of one of the classes, you will have to upgrade your skills or gain the experience needed. There is no point in applying if you do not meet the minimum requirements. Learn more about how the Express Entry system works.