Canada Immigration: Key Factors to Consider While Creating Express Entry Profile

by Mansi Sahai Published on 09/Jan/2023

The Federal Express Entry system of Canada is one of best immigration pathways towards permanent residence. Since its launch in the year 2015, Express Entry has helped tens and thousands of aspiring immigrants pave their path towards Canada PR visa.

The Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada conduct two Express Entry invitation draws in a month and invite eligible skilled foreign national to apply for a Canadian PR visa.

When you apply for Express Entry to Canada, your EE profile is assessed based on key factors, including your:

  • Age
  • Education Level
  • Language Skills (English, French or both)
  • Skilled Work Experience
  • Adaptability

However, other factors help you earn additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, like provincial nomination, Canadian job offer, applying with your spouse or common-law partner, etc.

Let’s discuss about the factors.

Age- Though there is no specific age limit for immigration to Canada, young and skilled workers, falling under the age group of 20-29 receive maximum points, i.e., 100 CRS points as single applicant and 110 with spouse. With old age Canadian population and a declining birth rate, the country needs more and more young and skilled workers who can help boost its economy.

Education Level

Canada needs highly qualified and skilled workers to contribute with their talent and expertise to Canada's workforce. Your educational qualification can help you grab more CRS points on the table.

Language Skills 

An Express Entry applicant needs to prove his/her proficiency in any of Canada's official languages, i.e., English and French. If you intend to study or work in Canada, you must prove that you can communicate effectively in either English and/or French.

For this, you must take a language test and score the minimum required CLB level.

Following are the accepted language tests in Canada:

  • IELTS
  • CELPIP
  • TEF
  • CTF

Work Experience

You must have a minimum of 12 months of skilled work experience gained either in Canada or abroad. Submitting an ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) report for the skilled work experience gained outside of Canada can help you grab some significant points on the CRS points table.

Adaptability

The Canadian Government aims at supporting every newcomer settle down in Canada with the utmost ease. There are a few specific factors that can help you lead a better life in a new country. If you have any support system like a family living in Canada, having a job offer in hand or having enough funds to manage your family's expenses during the initial days can help you live stress-free once you immigrate to Canada.

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