As of January 2015, there is a new system for people with skilled work experience to apply to immigrate to Canada. It is called Express Entry.
You must use Express Entry if you want to apply:
- under the Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- under the Federal Skilled Trades Program,
- as a provincial nominee, in some cases.
The selection factors are on basis of:
- your skills in English and/or French (Canada’s two official languages),
- your education,
- your work experience,
- your age,
- whether you have a valid job offer, and
- your adaptability (how well you are likely to settle here).
Point System of Canada( FSWP):
|Highest level of education completed||Points|
|Master’s Level or Professional Degree||23|
|Two or more Post-Secondary Credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential||22|
|Three-year or longer post-secondary credential
(Ex: Bachelor’s Degree)
|Two-Year Post-Secondary Credential||21|
|Two-Year Post-Secondary Credential||19|
|One-Year Post-Secondary Credential||15|
Maximum 24 Points- First Official Language
Maximum 4 Points- Second Official Language
|First Official Language||Speaking||Listening||Reading||Writing|
|High proficiency IELTS Scores||67||68||67||67|
|Moderate proficiency IELTS Scores||56.5||57.5||56.5||56.5|
|Basic proficiency IELTS Scores||46||46||46||46|
|Second official Language||Speaking||Listening||Reading||Writing|
Maximum 15 points.
Points will be awarded for the number of years worked full time (which is defined as 37.5 hours per week, or the equivalent amount in part-time work) in a paid position. In addition, only work in a managerial, professional or skilled occupation will count for points.
Maximum 12 Points.
Applicants between the ages of 18 and 35 receive maximum points (12) for age. For every year above 35 years of age, the applicant loses 1 point. The applicant will receive one point at 46 years of age and zero points if they are 47 years of age or older.