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Express Entry Visa Programs
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Express Entry Visa Programs

For immigrants seeking a new life in Canada, Express Entry Visa programs are the quickest and most popular path to permanent residency. Every year, over 110,000 skilled professionals enter the country using the Express Entry system.

If are a skilled worker and want to be among those 110,000 skilled migrant worker that moves into Canada, then we can help you. Go Global Immigration Center in Kolkata has an intimate collaboration with Canadian Life Immigration Organization in Canada.

What is Express Entry, and how does it work?

The Canadian government uses Express Entry, an online system, to organize and process applications for skilled workers who want to immigrate to Canada and get permanent residence status. Three major government economic programs are managed under the system.

  1. Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  2. Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

What types of people are qualified for Express Entry?

Express Entry candidates should have a university or college diploma, relevant professional experience, and a moderate command of English and/or French.

What are the Express Entry Requirements?

If you want to be qualified for Express Entry as a skilled worker, you should clear the below-mentioned criteria:

  • Have at least one year of continuous full-time (or comparable part-time) work experience in a skilled occupation in the last ten years.
  • On an approved language test, demonstrate a minimum of Canadian Language Standard (CLB) seven in either English or French.
  • An Education Credential Assessment assesses post-secondary education that has been completed in accordance with Canadian standards.

Candidates must complete the eligibility conditions for one of three government programs in order to submit a profile using the Express Entry system:

1. What is the FSW program?

The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program, which uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to evaluate candidates who want to settle permanently in Canada, is managed by the Express Entry system. Federal Skilled Workers, unlike Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates, are not need to have Canadian work experience to be considered for the Express Entry pool.

Candidates must earn a certain number of points depending on variables like work experience, language proficiency, and education. Applicants with the highest CRS scores will be invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada once they have been accepted into the pool.

Federal Skilled Worker Program under Express Entry


A candidate must achieve specific minimum requirements in terms of years of experience, degree of education, age, and English or French language ability to be considered for the FSWP:

Experiential Learning

Within the last ten years, you must have completed at least 12 months of continuous, full-time, competent job experience.

Experience defined as NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B is referred to as skilled work experience.

Knowledge of language

On an approved English or French language test, achieve a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7.


A Canadian high school diploma or a comparable in foreign education is required.

Financial Capacity

Enough money to support themselves, as well as any spouses or children, during their transition to Canada.

Intention of Residency

The applicant must intend to live outside of Quebec.

2. Federal Skilled Trades (FST)

The Federal Skilled Trades (FST) is one of three federal immigration programs operated by the Express Entry system. FST, like all Express Entry programs, uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank applicants and invite only the most competitive candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

FST Program Requirements

A candidate must have at least two years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade to be eligible for FST (or an equal amount in part-time). This experience must have been earned during the past 5 years, and only work experience obtained after a person has been awarded certification to perform the trade in their country of residence is taken into account.

If a person has the required job experience, they must also meet the FST program’s additional qualifying requirements.


  • Have a valid offer of full-time employment for at least 12 months or a certificate of qualification in their skilled trade from a Canadian province or territorial government.
  • On an approved English or French language test, achieve a minimum of CLB level 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).
  • Permanent residence in Canada
  • The applicant must intend to live outside of Quebec.

3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a permanent immigration scheme that permits people who have worked in Canada for at least a year to apply. It is a part of Canada’s Express Entry immigration system.

The Canadian government recognizes the large number of bright people already employed in the country and encourages them to become permanent residents. People who have established roots in Canada and formed plans for the future.

Eligibility Criteria for CEC

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the CEC:

  • Have at least one year of skilled, professional, or technical job experience in Canada within 36 months of the application date; and
  • For NOC B occupations, achieve or exceed a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 which is “beginning intermediate”, or CLB 7 which is “sufficient intermediate proficiency” for NOC skill levels 0 and A jobs.
  • Plan to live and work outside of Quebec’s borders which means individuals with work experience in Quebec and who plan to reside in Quebec may apply to the Quebec Experience Class.
Canadian Experience Class

What is the cost of Express Entry in Canada?

Immigrating to Canada via Express Entry costs around CAD 2,300 for a single applicant and CAD 4,500 for a spouse. The costs are broken down as follows:

The average cost of a language exam is $300.

An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) costs around $200 on average.

$85 per person for biometrics.

Fees charged by the government are $1,325 for adults and $225 for children.

The average cost of a medical examination is $450 for an adult and $250 for a youngster.

The average cost of a police clearance certificate is $100 per nation.