Canada Express Entry Visa for Skilled and Unskilled Workers - Apply for Canada Permanent Residency Through Express Entry


 Canada Express Entry Visa for Skilled and Unskilled Workers

Canada wants to invite 1 million immigrants to Canada by 2022-2025, and you could be one of them!

Canada is processing visa applications for foreign workers who want to make the move to Canada. And the Government has actually made it simpler and quicker for certain job seekers to apply for visas, by waiving the need for employers to supply Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which is a document needed before they can start hiring international employees.

The Canadian government places qualified candidates for the Express Entry program in the express section list. The administration at that point reviews these candidates on the quality of a CRS rating that considers models, for example, their expert experience, formal training, age, and familiarity with either French or English. These elements settle on the base evaluation requested by the CRS for a specific drawing.

Eligibility to apply as a Federal Skilled Worker (Express Entry) 

This Express Entry program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently. 

How Express Entry program works

This program has minimum requirements for:

  • skilled work experience
  • language ability
  • education

You must meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible.

Express Entry Selection factors

If you meet all the minimum requirements, your application will be assessed based on:

  • age
  • education
  • work experience
  • whether you have a valid job offer
  • English and/or French language skills
  • adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)

Documents for Express Entry

You need certain documents at different stages of the Express Entry application process.

Documents for your Express Entry Profile

You don’t need to upload these documents to submit a profile, but you may need some information from these documents:

  • a passport or travel document
  • language test results
  • proof of Canadian education or an educational credential assessment report for immigration purposes if you’re applying through the Federal Skilled Workers Program, or you want to get points for the education you got outside Canada
  • provincial nomination (if you have one)
  • written job offer from an employer in Canada (if you have one), proof of work experience, certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a Canadian province or territory (if you have one)
  • proof of funds

Documents for your application for permanent residence

If you are invited to apply, you’ll need to upload copies of the documents you used for your profile (see list above). Most applicants will also need to upload the following:

  • police certificates
  • medical exams
  • proof of funds
  • birth certificate
  • use of a representative form (PDF, 137 KB)
  • common-law union form (PDF, 2.22 MB)
  • marriage certificate
  • divorce certificate and legal separation agreement
  • death certificate
  • adoption certificate

Other documents Needed for Express Entry Application

You only need to submit these if they were included in your personalized document checklist. Note that your application may not be refused or rejected if you don’t submit these documents. They are only used to check if you meet the requirements of the program you are applying for.

  • proof of relationship to a relative in Canada
  • digital photos to confirm your identity
  • other names to confirm aliases
  • authority to release personal information to a designated individual form (PDF, 1.74 MB)
  • any other documents that you feel are relevant to your application

Create your Express Entry profile

If you’re eligible, follow the link to your online account to fill out an Express Entry profile.

  1. Follow the instructions provided to create an account (that's if you don’t already have one).
  2. Enter your personal reference code when it prompts you to (only if you have one).
  3. Enter your personal details.

You may exit the profile at any time you want. Your information will be saved in your account.

Note: You have 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry profile. Otherwise, you’ll have to start again.

Once you’ve filled out your Express Entry profile, you can submit it online.

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