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Express Entry Skilled Worker

  • Express Entry Skilled Worker

    Express Entry Skilled Worker

    Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs:

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

    Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet labour market needs.

    Federal Skilled Worker Program

    This program includes all professions listed in the National Occupation Classification (NOC), the applicants are first assessed based on their age, education, work experience, a valid job offer, English and or French language ability, and adaptability. With a minimum of 67 points they are entered in the express entry pool, and are further assessed on the Comprehensive Ranking System to be invited to apply for Permanent Residency based on their score. 

    Federal Skilled Trades Program

    The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

    Skilled trades for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under these groups:

    Industrial, electrical and construction trades

    Maintenance and equipment operation trades

    Supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production

    Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators

    Chefs and cooks

    Butchers and bakers

    Canadian Experience Class

    The Canadian Experience Class is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents. This is the program through which the foreign students with Canadian work experience apply for Permanent Residency to Canada.