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Express Entry is the pathway for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently and become a part of Canada’s economy.

Contact us to assess if you meet the eligibility requirements for the program.

Our experienced team will help you to get your documents ready and submit your profile. You’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile. Invitations are sent to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If invited, your documents will be submitted to IRCC and once your file is processed, Voila! You are in Canada!

The Express Entry operates through three programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

Federal Skilled Worker Program

This program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently and is 1 of the 3 federal programs managed through Express Entry. This program is one of the most popular and quickest routes to gain Permanent residency in Canada. This program has minimum requirements for skilled work experience, language ability and education and the applicant must meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible. The program is very dynamic and undergoes frequent changes with respect to scoring the points. At DreamCan we strive to build your case as per the current immigration acts and regulations.


Applicant aspiring to immigrate to Canada via the Federal Skilled Workers Program needs to satisfy all of the requirements under the program. Currently, to be eligible you must have skilled work experience which should be:

  • at least one year (1,560 hours total / 30 hours per week), continuous full-time or an equal amount in part-time,
  • paid work (volunteer work, unpaid internships do not count),
  • in the same job,
  • within the last 10 years, and
  • at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC).

If all the conditions set out in the minimum requirements are met, the applications are then assessed based on the selection factors in the federal skilled worker point grid. These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You earn points for how well you do in each of the 6 factors. The current pass mark is 67 points. Eligible applicants are then placed in a selection pool where their profiles are ranked as per the Comprehensive Ranking system (tool).

Canadian Experience Class

This program seeks to provide a pathway for skilled workers who are already in Canada or have Canadian Work Experience and offers them the option of making Canada as their home. The rationale behind the program is that applicants having Canadian work experience have better chances to integrate into the system. This program is only for people who are planning to live anywhere in Canada except Quebec. Quebec has its own version of this program called the Quebec Experience Class.

Minimum Requirements

You must

  • have at least 1 year of skilled work experience (NOC O, A or B) in Canada, in the last 3 years before you apply. The work experience must be full-time or an equal amount in part-time
  • have gained your work experience by working in Canada legally
  • meet the minimum language level of:
    • Canadian Language Benchmark 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs or
    • Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for NOC B jobs

Federal Skillled Trades Program

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. Skilled trades for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under these groups of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):

  • Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades
  • Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades
  • Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators
  • Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks
  • Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers

Minimum requirements

To be eligible, you must

  • have CLB 5 in English Language proficiency
  • have at least 2 years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the 5 years before you apply
  • meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification, except for needing a certificate of qualification
    • have a valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority