There are also options to become a Permanent Resident in Canada without being sponsored by a spouse or family member if you are a highly qualified applicant. Contact us for more information on obtaining PR through the skilled worker Express Entry programs or to go over your PR options and get the process started under our guidance and expertise! We also handle all appeals of negative decisions and have extensive experience in humanitarian and compassionate applications, an alternative method to obtain PR if you do not meet the requirements. Refer to our blog for more information on humanitarian and compassionate applications.
Express Entry is a pathway to Permanent Residency(PR) for high quality applicants. Applicants are assessed with a points system based on:
- English and/or French (Canada’s two official languages),
- work experience,
- whether you have a valid job offer, and
- your adaptability (how well you are likely to settle here).
Achieving the required threshold for points allows an applicant to be entered into the Express Entry pool, where a further ranking system is applied, namely the Comprehensive Ranking System, to determine which applicants will be invited to apply for PR. Invitees then have 90 days to submit all required documents. You can also receive points for having a sibling in Canada.
Express Entry is used to manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs, each with different point thresholds for invitations:
- the Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
- the Canadian Experience Class.
Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry system through their Provincial Nominee Programs to meet local labor market needs.
The distinction between a Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades Worker depends on the classification of their job through the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC).