Canada Express Entry Program

Express Entry

Express Entry Program

The Express Entry system remains one of the major ways through which applicants immigrate into Canada. This program is a Federal Immigration system that encourages only skillful and talented applicants who can add to the company’s economy to get admitted to Canada.

Express Entry follows a point-based system. They are governed by the following factors:

  • Age
  • Level of education
  • Work experience in the home country
  • Work experience in Canada


What You Need to Know About the Point System

Note, each of the listed above factors has a special point they contribute to your profile. However, you are welcome to use our free Express Entry calculator to ascertain your point score. Despite our come, be rest assured that you can trust us to get you through the immigration process.

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How to Calculate Your Points?

Age – Assigned Maximum of 100 points

For this program, candidates from age 20 to 29 obtain a maximum score because they are within the required age range. It’s quite hard to migrate to Canada when you are above 30.

Education Level – Assigned Maximum of 140 points

At this stage, the higher your level of education, the higher your score is. For instance, a Ph.D. holder grabs the maximum point of 140 while a highschool diploma might just be getting 30 points.

Note: if your certificates or degrees weren’t obtained in Canada. Then, you’ll have to undergo an Educational credential assessment. We can help you with this process.

Level of English or French – Assigned Maximum of 150 points

The tests accepted by the Canadian government for language proficiency are as follows:

  • IELTS General and CELPIP for English
  • TEF and TCF Canada for French

Your language proficiency is checked according to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB). Here are the criteria:

  • CLB score of 5 to 6 means pre-intermediate level of proficiency
  • CLB score of 7 means Intermediate level of proficiency
  • CLB score of 8 means a High intermediate level of proficiency
  • CLB score of 9 means Advanced level of proficiency

However, at CanadaIMS, we can still help you boost your scores. We have qualified professionals who can help you get the score you need. Currently, we have partners in over 300 institutions who can mentor you on your language proficiency

Foreign Work Experience – Assigned a Maximum of 50 points

Your work experience anywhere other than Canada contributes to this point. You need to have at least one year of continuous work experience with a 30 hours a week minimum working hours or 1560 hours within a small week's workload. And it must be a paid work experience.

Canadian Work Experience – Assigned a Maximum of 70 points

To gain points in this area, you must have worked for at least 1 year in Canada with minimum working hours of 30 hours per week. It must also be a paid work experience.

However note, working while studying in Canada is not acceptable.

Where can Express Entry Candidates be selected?

  • Federal Skilled Workers
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Selected Provincial Nominee Programs
  • Federal Skilled Trade Workers

How can we help with Express Entry?

At CanadaIMS, we are so passionate about helping you achieve your immigration dreams. For Express Entry, we can help optimize your profile so that you will become attractive to Job employers in the Job Bank. We can also offer coaching classes on how to get high scores in IELTS and the related exams. We offer language training as well coupled with securing a qualified Job offer from a Canadian employer. We will work with you until you have fully accomplished your immigration goal.