Foreign nationals with work experience in a skilled profession may be eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada through Express Entry. Express Entry is an online immigration application system that allows foreign nationals to submit their profile to the Express Entry pool. Those who score the highest receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
To be eligible for consideration under Express Entry and enter the pool of candidates, a candidate must first meet the minimum requirements of one of the following categories:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (for those with work experience in management, a professional job or a skilled trade);
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (for those with work experience in a skilled trade);
- Canadian Experience Class (for those with work experience in Canada in management, a professional job or a skilled trade);
Each category has different minimum requirements pertaining to work experience, education, professional qualifications and language skills. Once a candidate meets the minimum requirements and enters the Express Entry pool, they will be ranked and awarded points on the basis of their age, language skills, education, work experience, professional qualifications, having a job offer, etc. Those in the pool who have been awarded the most points receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
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