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Express Entry

Express Entry is an electronic system used to manage applications from skilled workers who want to become a permanent resident of Canada. This is the most popular way for newcomers looking for a dream life in Canada. This system comprises some of the major immigration programs for federal and provincial immigration. Those who are eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada have to submit your profile on the Canadian government's website. And based on your eligibility, after being evaluated, you are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). After calculating your CRS Score, and based on that result, you may be invited to apply for Permanent Residency in a draw. Higher the rank or score, higher the chances to receive an invitation. Express Entry is the easiest and most convenient way for a qualified and eligible person to immigrate to Canada.

Express Entry system includes some of the major immigration programs for federal and provincial
immigration such as:

Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP)


Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTP)


Canadian Experience Class (CEC)


Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).


Before applying for any of these programs using Express Entry, you have to qualify by gaining 67 or more points on a 100-point scale system. The selection factors are below:

Language Skill Maximum Point is 28
Education Maximum point – 25
Work Experience 15 Points (Skill type 0, A or B accepted)
Age 12 points
Arranged Employment in Canada 10 points
Adaptability 10 points

These selection factors evaluate the interested applicant’s eligibility for any one of the immigration programs listed above. If your score is more than or equal to 67 points, you may qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program and if you score less than 67 points, you may not be qualified for the program.

How this Express Entry system works

Candidates who are eligible for the Express Entry program can create and complete the online profile in the Canada official website. They have to provide information about themselves such as current situation, skills, language ability, education and work experience in Canada or outside Canada. Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used to find the eligible candidates for immigration to Canada through Express Entry system. Candidates will be given points for each of their situation like Age, marital status, level of education, Official Language Proficiency, Second Official Language, work experience and your ability to establish yourself in Canada, eg. relatives and friends or province nomination. Individuals will be ranked according to their situation and the chances of financial success, and the highest-ranked candidates will automatically receive a formal invitation to apply for permanent residency. If you have created the profile successfully for the Express Entry program but you are not invited to apply for permanent residency after a year, you may resubmit your profile with changes to the current situation and re-enter the pool. You have to make sure that you are still eligible for the program.

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Federal Skilled Worker (Express Entry)

Developed countries are always hiring people who are skilled and efficient and fill any vacant position available in their labor market. Similarly, Canada constantly selects educated, adaptable and excellent candidates to maintain their economic standards and quality of service. The best thing about this program is that many desirable candidates can become permanent residents of Canada in a very short amount of time. This is the easiest and most convenient way for foreigners trying to settle in Canada. Again, it is a point-based system and uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to select the eligible candidates.

IRCC stipulates that you must meet the minimum requirements mentioned below to be eligible under this program.

Skilled work experience

Your Work experience must be a complete 12 months period of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in the same type of job (have the same NOC) as the job you want to use for your immigration application. Your experience is considered within the last 10 years. It is also important that your job must be of skill type 0 or skill levels A or B of the 2011 National Occupational Classification.

language ability

The language requirements include proof of CLB 7 in all abilities (writing, reading, listening and speaking) from any of the approved language testing agencies and your results must be valid and the test should be taken no more than 2 years before the date of your application..


Applicants having Canadian education or post secondary certificate diploma or degree are considered and if you have completed the foreign credential, then you have to get your Education Credential Assessed (ECA) for immigration purposes from any of the approved agencies.

Once you meet all the above mentioned three minimum requirements, IRCC then assess your application based on
  • Ability in English and French (either one considered)
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Age
  • Do you get a valid job offer or not and
  • Your adaptability (how fast you can settle in Canada.

Federal Skilled Trades Program (Express Entry)

This is a program where a candidate's skills are assessed and selected based on the perfect ability. This program allows candidates to become permanent residents of Canada. The program covers several skills including industrial, electrical, construction, maintenance and operation of appliances, supervisors, technical positions in natural resources, agricultural and related production, processing, manufacturing, utility supervisors, central management operators, cooks and more.

The minimum requirement for this program :
Language ability

You must meet the language level required for each language ability. Your language ability scores are lower than the skilled workers program. CLB 5 for speaking and listening and CLB 4 for reading and writing from any approved language testing agency.

Work Experience

You must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience or an equal amount of part-time work experience in a skilled trade. IRCC considers the experience within the last 5 years before you make an application under this program. Your skilled trade experience must be paid and not for commission basis. Job requirements for the skilled trade are as follows:

You must also show that you have experience in performing the duties for an eligible skilled trade listed by the National Occupation Classification (NOC).
All these jobs are skill type B.
  • Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades.
  • Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades.
  • Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production.
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors, and central control operators.
  • Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks.
  • Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers.
Valid Job offer or Certificate of qualification

You must have either an offer for full-time employment or be certified in their skilled trade by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority. For that you have to pass a certification exam and meet all the requirements to practice their trade in that province or territory.


Canadian Experience Class (Express Entry)

IRCC launched the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program in 2008 to strengthen the Canadian economy for dedicated and skilled workers who are currently in their status as temporary residents. This program has brought a big opportunity for those foreign workers and international graduates who want to obtain permanent residence status. This program has grown up into one of Canada's largest immigration pathways for skilled workers and international students. Canada is certain that skilled workers or international students who completed their program successfully and obtained work permits have a major advantage by integrating into the Canadian job market since they have previously lived in the country.

To be eligible under Canadian Experience Class, you must meet the following requirements.
  1. You have to meet the Minimum language levels, CLB 7 for Skill type 0 or A jobs or CLB 5 for Skill Type B jobs under the NOC.
  2. You have to get a minimum work experience of 12 months of skilled work experience or equivalent part-time (1560 hours) in Canada, no more than the last three years of your application for PR under Canadian Experience Class. Your work must meet acceptable conditions and the requirements of the National Occupation Classification.

Under this program IRCC has not mandated that you should have enough education requirements either in Canada or outside Canada for becoming eligible for CEC. Another benefit of the CEC is that candidates who succeed under this program need not have to demonstrate to IRCC that they have enough settlement funds to support themselves financially upon obtaining permanent residence. They can remain in Canada throughout the application process.

The important point to remember during your application is that you have to plan to live and work outside of the province of Quebec. However, if you have Canadian experience in Quebec, and want to settle in Quebec, you can apply to Quebec Experience class.


Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals across the world who want to immigrate to Canada. They must be interested to settle in a particular province where he or she is nominated. Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Each province/territory in Canada has its own programs (except for Quebec & Nunavut). The key purpose of the PNP is to extend the benefits of immigration across Canada. In early ages, most of Canada's immigrants were settled in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. After the launch of the PNP program, Canada has seen more immigrants in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. These provinces have enjoyed more success by introducing the various PNP programs.

The provinces and territories participating in Provincial nominee programs have made an agreement with Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to select their own immigrants to meet their needs for their labor market needs or business, ensuring the success of their economic establishment. Almost all PNPs created a minimum of one Express Entry aligned with the federal immigration stream.

If you want to qualify under the Provincial Nominee Program, you need to obtain a sponsorship or nomination from the province where you want to immigrate. The Selection criteria and application procedures may vary with each province/territory.

People are choosing Provincial Nominee Programs to obtain Permanent Residence mainly because of:
  1. They do not have enough CRS points to get the Invitation (ITA). Once you meet the selection criteria of any province and get a nomination from that province, straight away you get 600 points in CRS and will automatically receive the ITA.
  2. Sometimes they were already in that province either finishing their international studies or working temporarily and thus lead in qualifying under some provincial nominee programs.
  3. More than 80 immigration programs are currently with PNP.

Exploring the below listed links will give you detailed information about different Provincial Nominee Programs. Maple Rich team is always there to help you with further information about the PNP.


Family Sponsorship

The Canadian government permits Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are in a relationship with a foreign national to sponsor that person to reunifying the family and they can become a permanent resident of Canada. Your sponsorship for your spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner are considerable when you prove your relationship is genuine. This program is most and easiest way to come to Canada. Compared to other visas, the spouse does not meet basic requirements such as education, language skills or work experience.

Additionally, if you reside in Canada as a valid full-time student, graduate work permit holder, or work permit holder, you can bring your spouse, cohabiting partner and children under a work permit. Your spouse does not need to take the IELTS under the Spouse Sponsorship Program, but when you bring your spouse under the Express Entry Program, your spouse's IELTS score may improve your score. win. Spouse visa processing time may take 12-26 months. The person you are sponsoring and their family members must pass background, security and medical checks.

Eligibility criteria for Sponsorship

As a sponsor you must be

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident living in Canada
  • You live in Canada
  • You are not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability
  • You are capable of providing the basic needs of those of your spouse or partner and dependent children.

Caregiver Program

Canada is one of the countries that acknowledges the vital efforts and works achieved through caregivers. Caregivers are the employees who continually offer help to the Canadian children, seniors and others who need care. Now the new Canada Caregiver Pilot Programs introduced by the government of Canada are accepting applications under Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots, effective from June 18, 2019. The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot help for caring children and caring for people with high medical needs. These programs provide eligible caregivers a pathway to permanent residence once they have acquired two years of Canadian eligible caregiver work experience. This program doesn’t require you to get an LMIA for hiring a foreign national. So, it’s easier for the employer to hire caregivers.

Eligible Caregiver work experience
  • Those caregivers with work experience in NOC 4411 will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot program. Remember experience gained from the foster parents will not be counted as experience.
  • Those caregivers with work experience in NOC 4412 will be eligible for permanent residence through the Home Support Worker Pilot. Remember housekeeping experience will not be considered as experience.

If you have 2 years (24 months exactly) of qualifying work experience, you and your family members might be eligible to apply for permanent residence through this program.

Eligibility criteria for this program :

Work Experience

You should have at least 24 months of full-time work experience in Canada in the last 3 years before you make your application. Your work experience in any one of NOC 4411 or NOC 4412.

Language Ability

The minimum language skill is CLB 5 in all 4 abilities. Test should be taken from an approved agency and it should not be more than 2 years when you make your application.


You must have at least one year of post-secondary education in Canada and if you are not educated in Canada, you have to submit your foreign education credential assessed by an approved agency (ECA). The visa officer verifies your credential and also verifies whether you are able or qualified to provide these services to Canadians.

What is the difference in-Home Child-Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots from the other work permits programs?

On applying with this program, IRCC will issue the eligible caregivers an occupation-specific work permit rather than an employer-specific work permit, which means caregivers will have the freedom to change employers if they are not satisfied with the current employer.In addition to these benefits, the big bonus is that the family members of caregivers working in Canada will be eligible for open work permits or sometimes even study permits .

Every year Canada accepts 2750 applications under each pilot and a total of 5500 applications for both of this program. Check with your maple rich consultant or visit Canada's official website for current updates of this program.

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