This is one question that wanders in the mind of every skilled professional who wishes to migrate to Canada. And if you are one of those, you have come to the right place. To determine your eligibility, read on!
Canada (Land of Immigrants, as it’s known) or the maple country has big plans for the next three years has been welcoming thousands of migrants under its various immigration programs, mainly under the most popular EXPRESS ENTRY since 2015.
Are you eligible to apply via Express Entry??
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reviews profiles against six factors to determine their eligibility for Immigration to Canada. Applicants must obtain a total of 67 points out of possible 100 in order to qualify on the below mentioned Selection Factors.
• Employment experience;
• Arranged employment;
The new program seeks to select candidates with the highest probability of economic settlement success and contribution to Canada.
Selection Factors explained:
Education – Maximum of 25 points
The maximum number of points awarded for education is 25, with maximum points awarded to applicants with doctoral degrees. Foreign credentials will be evaluated by a designated third party to determine their Canadian equivalent and points will be awarded based on that equivalence.
Language – Minimum threshold of 16 points, Maximum of 28 points
You will be awarded up to 28 points for your proficiency in English and/or French. You will receive points based on your ability to: listen, speak, read, and write.
The benefits of bilingualism are considered marginal to an individual’s successful economic establishment in Canada and the new point system limits points for a second official language to a maximum of 4.
Employment Experience – Minimum of 9 points, Maximum of 15 points
The new program requires a minimum of 1-year to qualify and the maximum consideration is 6-years.
Age – Maximum of 12 points
You will receive points for your age the date IRCC receives your complete application for PR.
Up to 12 points will be allotted to candidates between the ages of 18 and 35 years. Each year above the age of 35 will reduce the allocation by 1, with no points being awarded as of age 47.
Adaptability – Maximum of 10 points
Applicants who have at least 1 year of full time Canadian work experience in a managerial, professional, technical or skilled trade occupation will be awarded maximum points.
A validated offer of employment will provide 5 adaptability points.
Other considerations awarding points under this selection factor include: A close adult relative living in Canada; Applicant or spouse has studied in Canada; Spouse has previous Canadian work experience; Spouse has knowledge of one of Canada’s official language
Arranged Employment – 0 or 10 points
Points are allotted to individuals with a validated offer of employment in Canada. To streamline labour market related processes and reduce processing times for employers and their potential employees, the Arranged Employment Opinion process has been replaced with the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) employment validation process which is generally used in processing applications for Canadian work permits.
In order to validate an employment offer and obtain points for this selection factor, a candidate’s proposed employer must demonstrate to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada that the hiring of a foreign worker will have neutral or positive economic effects on the local labour market.
Candidates with a validated employment offer will gain 10 points under this factor, and an additional 5 points in the Adaptability selection factor for a total of 15 points.
Besides, the eligibility criteria, another important criteria that IRCC takes into account is the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
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