Canada Express Entry: A Great Opportunity in 2020)

Express Entry is a method for ranking the best candidates. If you are a skilled worker willing to apply for Canadian Express Entry Progam anywhere in Surrey BC or outside, our Immigration Law Firm is always ready to cooperate with you! Don’t hesitate to contact us.

So, let’s discuss about Express Entry…

What is Express Entry (EE)?

Express Entry is the fastest and most popular online application system. It is one of the best methods for newcomers who seeking a new life in Canada.

Candidates are ranked comparatively considering their age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and some other factors. Candidates who achieve the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.

How do Express Entry works?

Express Entry is an online management application system for permanent residence from skilled workers! The steps express entry program follows:

  • Find out if you’re eligible, If you fill out a profile for Express Entry
  • If you are highly ranked, Get your documents ready
  • Submit your profile
  • Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residency

Eligibility for Canada Express Entry Program

Canada Express entry program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently. So, skilled workers are welcomed by Canada Express Entry Program to contribute to Canada’s economy.

There are three different types of economic immigration programs. Candidates who meet eligibility criteria submit an online profile known as an Expression of interest (EOI), under one of 3 federal Canada immigration programs or a participating provincial immigration program, to the Express Entry Pool. You must use Express Entry to apply for:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program
  3. Canadian Experience Class

Some candidates for BC’s Provincial Nominee Program are also selected through Express Entry to meet local labor market needs.

Canada Express Entry Requirements

To apply to express entry minimum requirements are needed for candidates.


Applicants aged between 17 – 49 years are considered fit in this segment.

The highest level of education

  • Masters degree / PhD + 17 full years study
  • 2 or more bachelor degrees + 15 full years study
  • 3-year diploma, apprenticeship/trade certificate + 15 full years study
  • Bachelor degree + 14 full years study
  • 1-year diploma, apprenticeship/trade certificate + 14 full years study
  • 1-year bachelor degree + 13 full years study
  • 1-year diploma, apprenticeship/trade certificate + 13 full years study
  • 1-year diploma, apprenticeship/trade certificate + 12 full years study
  • High school certificate

Online registration CAD: 300 non-refundable (4 weeks)

Language skills

According to applicants English & French language skills points are awarded on

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

The test (IELTS/ TEF) given by applicants must meet minimum language levels of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) and that its score must not be over 2 years old while applying for PR.

Canadian work experience

Applicants must have a minimum of 1 full year of continuous work time (or an equal amount in part-time) within the last 10 years that meet the following level of the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • O (managerial occupations)
  • A (professional occupations)
  • B (technical occupations and skilled trades)

The more work experience, essential occupational duties/description applicants are able to list in their application, the higher the points will be awarded to have a good outcome.

Other work experience

Skill transferability

Other factors

Canadian Express Entry Points system

The eligibility requirement for the Express Entry is 67 points out of 100. You will need to score at least 67 points under various eligibility criteria to apply for your PR visa. Express Entry profile will get points based on:

  • education level;
  • abilities in English and/or French (Canada’s 2 official languages);
  • work experience and skills;
  • age;
  • If a candidate has a job offer in Canada; and
  • candidate spouse’s education, language abilities, and work experience.

Canada express entry login

Your account lets you start an application, submit and pay for your application, get messages related to your application, check the status of your application, and update your information.

There are two option to sign-in!

Frequently Asked Questions About Express Entry

How much does it cost to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry?

An overview of the most common costs associated with Express Entry immigration to Canada. This description may not include all costs. 

Before Entering Pool
Educational Credential Assessment (ECA): $200+
Language test(s) : $200+

Other items and costs
(These items or services may also be obtained before entering the pool, but are not required for that stage)

Police clearance certificate(s) Depends on the country: free to $100 or more.
Medical report: $200+
Representation by a lawyer or regulated consultant Ranges: $2,000 to $5,000

Government fees
Processing fee: $825
Right of permanent residence fee: $500
Addition of accompanying spouse/partner: $825 for a processing fee, $500 for the right of permanent residence
Addition of dependent child(ren): $225 per child

How long does it take for Express Entry immigration to Canada?

For eligible candidates who receive an invitation to apply (ITA) soon after entering the pool, and who then quickly submit a complete application, the entire process may take six months, or even less. 

How can you get more information on Express Entry Canada?

We have designed the Express Entry Roadmap: a free consultation service to inform you about the Express Entry process so that you can be empowered to make the best decisions when it comes to your immigration. Sign up for the Express Entry free consultation here.