The Federal Skilled Worker program through Express Entry is points based and provides permanent residence to those applicants who demonstrate an ability to become economically established in Canada.
The Express Entry program uses a points based metric, where criteria such as education, work experience, age, language ability, and adaptability are used to evaluate the likelihood that an applicant will successfully settle in Canada. An applicant must score 67 points under the current points system in order to meet the threshold for admission.
Express Entry applicants must also have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in one of the qualifying occupations;
The selection factors may be summarized as follows:
• Education: Applicants are awarded up to 25 points.
• Language Skills: Applicants are awarded up to 28 points.
• Experience: Applicants are awarded up to 15 points.
• Age: Applicants are awarded up to 12 points.
• Arranged Employment: Applicants are awarded up to 10 points.
• Adaptability: Applicants are awarded up to 10 points.
Whatever the number of points awarded, Canadian Immigration Visa Officers always have the discretion to accept or refuse an application based on a substituted evaluation.
In addition to scoring at least 67 points, there will be a separate scoring for Express Entry profile, for which points are awarded out of 1200. In addition, successful applicants will show that they have enough money to support themselves and their dependents after arrival in Canada. Applicants and their dependents must also undergo medical examinations and security clearances as part of the Canadian immigration application process.
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