Express Entry (TP-PR)

The application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently and take part in our economy

Clients will be ranked based on the Express Entry pool using a points-based system, called the Comprehensive Ranking system (CRS). The CRS is used to assess factors such as age, skills, language ability, educational background, and work experience. Your final score is based on all the information your provided in your Express Entry Profile and for obtaining a provincial nomination. Invitations to apply for Express Entry are sent to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. Should you be invited to apply, you will have 90 days to submit your application for permanent residency.

The Express Entry manages applications for the following economic immigration programs: Canadian Experience Cass, Federal Skilled Worker Program; and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is the popular program amongst temporary foreign workers and international students with qualifying Canadian work experience who wish to become permanent residents. To qualify under this category, applicants must have obtained at least one of full-time work experience that falls under the NOC code 0, A, or B in Canada within the last three years prior to applying. Applicants must also show that meet the minimum level of language abilities in either English or French as well as educational requirement.

Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (even if you were on a co-op work term) doesn’t count towards the minimum requirements for this program.

Federal Skilled Worker

This program is aimed towards foreign workers with skilled work experience who wish to immigrate to Canada permanently. To be considered eligible, you must meet all minimum requirements for:

  • Work experience
  • Language requirements (English and French)
  • Educational background

To qualify as a Skilled Worker, clients must be able to show that they have at least one year of full-time work experience that falls under the NOC code 0, A, or B.

Your skilled work experience must be:

  • the same type of job (have the same NOC) as the job you want to use for your immigration application (called your primary occupation);
  • at least 1 year of continuous workor 1,560 hours total (30 hours per week);
  • within the last 10 years;
  • paid work (this means that you must have been paid wages or earned commission. Volunteer work or unpaid internships does not count).

Watts Immigration Consulting offers extensive expertise with the Express Entry system. We assist clients by providing an in-depth explanation of the eligibility requirements and how to set up their profiles in order to maximize their ranks within the points system.