Canada Express Entry is one of the cheapest and fastest ways international skilled workers can immigrate to Canada.

There are three (3) programs through which skilled workers can immigrate to Canada under the express entry program.


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The 3 programs managed under the express entry program includes the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

Canadian Experience Class

  • for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience
  • work experience must have been gained in the 3 years before you apply

Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • for skilled workers with foreign work experience
  • must meet criteria for education and other factors

Federal Skilled Trades Program

  • for skilled workers who are qualified in a skilled trade
  • must have a valid job offer or a certificate of qualification

Any immigrant who is eligible for any of the programs above can apply for Canadian immigration through Express Entry for the Canada Provincial Nominee program. Once you’re nominated, you will get extra points hence you can be invited to quickly apply.

Steps To Apply For Canada Express Entry

Step 1 – Find Out If You’re Eligible

You can easily find out if you’re eligible to apply for Express Entry on Canada’s official immigration website.

Step 2 – Check Your Score

Eligible candidates who submit their profile on the Express Entry pool will be ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).


The CRS is a points-based system Canada uses to

  • assess and score your profile and
  • rank it in the Express Entry pool

NOTE: In order to be invited to apply, you are required to score pass the minimum point score for your round of invitations.

Step 3 – Keep Your Documents Ready

There are documents required while filling out your profile. Some of the documents include your language test results and others.

Step 4 – Provide the Required Information on Your Profile

Your Express Entry profile is where you provide all the information about yourself. Eligible candidates will be accepted into the Canada Express Entry Pool and will be scored according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Step 5 – Get Invited To Apply

Highest ranking candidates are invited to apply in the Express Entry pool. Candidates invited to apply have 60 days (2 months) to submit their application.

Application from applicants with all the supporting documents will be completely processed within 6 months or less.

How To Apply for Canada Express Entry: Step By Step Guide

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Express Entry has proven to be one of the surest means to legally move to Canada. Although, it could be a little more stressful than the other methods, but you can easily become a permanent resident in Canada through this means and even move to Canada with your family members.

All you have to do is provide all the required documents and follow the due process to stand a chance of being invited to apply.

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