Express Entry Programs

Express Entry is a system that manages applications for 3 federal immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program;
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program;
  • Canadian Experience Class.

Applicants to any of these programs are assessed and selected on a special score. The applicants can also apply seperately and in some cases even simultenously for provincial immigration programs in order to increase their chances of being selected as both federal and provincial programs are intertwined.

Call Arcadia today to assess whether you can get the passing score and meet the eligibility criteria for at least one of these programs. We can file your applications and within 6 to 12 months get you positive results.

Below we briefly provide the main characteristics of the three programs above.

Federal Skilled Worker Program:

Language Skills:

  • English or French – IELST 6.

Type/Level of Work Experience:

  • Canadian or foreign experience in 1 of these occupations: Executive/manager; Professional or Technician.

Amount of Work Experience:

  • One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation).

Job Offer:

  • Not required, but desirable.

Education:

  • Secondary education required. More selection points is given for post-secondary education.

Canadian Experience Class:

Language Skills:

  • English or French – IELST 6 if you are an Executive/Manager or Professional;
  • English or French – IELST 5 if you are a Technician.

Type/Level of Work Experience:

  • Canadian experience in 1 of these types of occupations: Executive/manager; Professional or Technician. The work experience can be in 1 or all of these occupations, as long as it is consecutive.

Amount of Work Experience:

  • One year in Canada in the last 3 years, either combination of full-time or part-time work. The work experience can be in 1 or all of the occupations above, as long as it is consecutive.

Job Offer:

  • Not required, but desirable.

Education:

  • Not required, but desirable.

Federal Skilled Trades Program:

Language Skills:

  • English or French – IELST 5 for speaking and listening; and IELST 3.5 for reading and IELST 4 for writing.

Type/Level of work experience:

  • Canadian or foreign experience in a skilled trade in the technician category.

Amount of work experience:

  • Two years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work).

Job Offer:

  • A valid job-offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year; or
  • a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.

Education:

  • Not required, but desirable.

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