Federal Skilled Worker Express Entry

Federal skilled worker program

Canada Express Entry

Federal Skilled Worker Express Entry –Immigrants can immigrate as a skilled worker through "Express Entry". Under express entry program, federal skilled workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet minimum express entry criteria that can submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool.

Canadian Work Experience Class (CEC) - Canadian Experience Class of Canadian immigration is for temporary foreign workers and international students who wish to immigrate to Canada as Permanent Residents.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Federal Skilled Trades Program - On January 1, 2015, completing an Express Entry profile will be the first step in immigrating to Canada permanently as a skilled worker under the: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. Under the Express Entry system, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will invite people to apply for permanent residence based on the information they enter in an online profile. You cannot apply directly to any of these programs unless CIC sends you an invitation to apply (ITA).

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Information for Express Entry

On January 1, 2015, completing an Express Entry profile will be the first step in immigrating to Canada permanently as a skilled worker under the:

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

Under the Express Entry system, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will invite people to apply for permanent residence based on the information they enter in an online profile. You cannot apply directly to any of these programs unless CIC sends you an invitation to apply (ITA).

If you are planning to apply to one of these programs after December 31, 2014, you can learn more about how Express Entry works.

Getting ready to complete your Express Entry profile:

1) You will need to take a language test. CIC will use your test results to see whether you are eligible to immigrate to Canada under one of the federal programs that are part of Express Entry.

2) If you were educated outside Canada, you may need to have your educational credentials (your foreign degree, diploma or certificate) assessed against Canadian standards.

You may not need an assessment if:
  • you have at least one year of recent work experience in Canada or
  • your work experience is in a skilled trade (skilled manual work)

Note: Even if you don't think you need to have your foreign education assessed to be eligible under Express Entry, you may want to do so to increase your chances of being invited to apply.

3) You need to know the skill type of the job your work experience is in (as well as the job you plan to have in Canada, if they are different). You will use Canada's job classification system (the National Occupational Classification, or NOC) to find out whether your work experience is valid under one of the three federal programs.

Express Entry Point Calculation– Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) criteria
A) Summary of points per factor for Express Entry candidates
Core / human capital factors
Points per factor - With a spouse or common-law partner
Points per factor - Without a spouse or common-law partner
Age 100 110
Level of education 140 150
Official languages proficiency 150 160
Canadian work experience 70 80
B) Summary of points per factor for Express Entry candidates
Spouse or common-law partner factors
Maximum 40 points
Level of education 10
Official language proficiency 20
Canadian Work Experience 10
Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors Maximum 500 points (with a spouse or common-law partner) Maximum 500 points (without a spouse or common-law partner)
C) Summary of points per factor for Express Entry candidates
Skill Transferability factors
Maximum 100 points
Education Maximum 50 points
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree 50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree/td> 50
Foreign work experience Maximum 50 points
With good/strong official languages proficiency and foreign work experience 50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience 50
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations) Maximum 50 points
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification 50
Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors Maximum 600 points
D) Summary of points per factor for Express Entry candidates
Additional points
maximum 600
Arranged employment 600
PN nomination 600
A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. = Grand total - 1,200
CRS – Core factors
Core / human capital factors
With a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 460 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 500 points)
Age Number of points (100 maximum) Number of points (110 maximum)
17 years of age or less 0 0
18 years of age 90 99
19 years of age 95 105
20 to 29 years of age 100 110
30 years of age 95 105
31 years of age 90 99
32 years of age 85 94
33 years of age 80 88
34 years of age 75 83
35 years of age 70 77
36 years of age 65 72
37 years of age 60 66
38 years of age 55 61
39 years of age 50 55
40 years of age 45 50
41 years of age 35 39
42 years of age 25 28
43 years of age 15 17
44 years of age 5 6
45 years of age or more 0 0
Level of Education With a spouse or common-law partner - Number of points (140 maximum) Without a spouse or common-law partner - Number of points (150 maximum)
Less than Secondary school (high school) credential 0 0
Secondary school (high school) credential 28 30
One-year post-secondary program credential 84 90
Two-year post-secondary program credential 91 98
Post-secondary program credential of three years or longer 112 120
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer 119 128
University-level credential at the Master’s level OR an entry-to-practice professional degree. CIC only accepts as an entry-to-practice professional degree, those degrees issued in relation to an occupation listed at NOC Skill level A and for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required. 126 135
University-level credential at the Doctoral level 140 150
Official languages proficiency - first official language
Reading, writing, speaking and listening total points for each ability:
  • 32 with a spouse or common-law partner
  • 34 without a spouse or common-law partner
With a spouse or common-law partner - Maximum 128 points Without a spouse or common-law partner - Maximum 136 points
For each ability 32 34
Less than CLB 4 0 0
CLB 4 or 5 6 6
CLB 6 8 9
CLB 7 16 17
CLB 8 22 23
CLB 9 29 31
CLB 10 or more 32 34

Official languages proficiency - second official language
Reading, writing, speaking and listening total points for each ability:

  • 5.5 with a spouse or common-law partner
  • 6 without a spouse or common-law partner
With a spouse or common-law partner - Maximum 22 points Without a spouse or common-law partner - Maximum 24 points
For each ability 6 6
CLB 4 or less 0 0
CLB 5 or 6 1 1
CLB 7 or 8 3 3
CLB 9 or more 6 6
Canadian work experience With a spouse or common-law partner - Maximum 70 points Without a spouse or common-law partner - Maximum 80 points
None or less than a year 0 0
1 year 35 40
2 years 46 53
3 years 56 64
4 years 63 72
5 years or more 70 80
Subtotal - Core / human capital factors Out of 460 points Out of 500 points

[Express Entry] Federal Skilled Trades Program

Federal Skilled Trades Program, you must:
1. plan to live outside the province of Quebec
2. have at least two years of full-time work experience
3.meet all job requirements

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The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

To apply, you must:
  • plan to live outside the province of Quebec (Note: The province of Quebec chooses its own skilled workers. If you plan on living in Quebec, see Quebec-selected skilled workers for more information),
  • meet the required levels in English or French for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing, and listening),
  • have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience),
  • meet all job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), and
  • have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year

You will likely have to go to the province or territory to be assessed. You may also need an employer in Canada to give you experience and training.

You should go to the website of the body that governs trades for the province/territory where you would like to live and work. The process is different depending on where you want to go.

Each website has more details about whether you need a certificate of qualification to work there in a specific skilled trade, and what you have to do to get one.

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon
National Occupation Classification (NOC) requirements
Skilled Trades currently eligible for the FSTP are organized under these major groups of the 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, and
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators.

These major NOC groups are subdivided into different occupations. We will accept no more than 100 applications for each occupation. See which applications we are accepting.

FSTP applications must be made based on the 2011 version of the NOC. However, if the application includes a Labour Market Opinion from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada based on the 2006 version of the NOC, it will be accepted by CIC as long as the applicant's occupation corresponds to a 2011 NOC code that is eligible for the program.

Language testing
You must show you meet the minimum requirements in English or French for each of the four language abilities:
  • reading,
  • writing,
  • speaking, and
  • listening.

To do this, you must take an English or French language test from an organization approved by CIC. You must then include the results of your test with your application.

[Express Entry] Canadian Experience Class

Canadian Experience Class As of May 1, 2014, there is an overall cap of 8,000 for new Canadian Experience Class (CEC) applications. There are also sub-caps of 200 for each National Occupational Classification B applications. These are the last applications CIC will accept under the current system before the launch of Express Entry in January 2015.

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Note: As of May 1, 2014, there is an overall cap of 8,000 for new Canadian Experience Class(CEC) applications. There are also sub-caps of 200 for each National Occupational Classification B applications. These are the last applications CIC will accept under the current system before the launch of Express Entry in January 2015.

Work experience in the following occupations may not be used to qualify for the CEC:
  • Cooks
  • Food service supervisors
  • Administrative officers
  • Administrative assistants
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • Retail sales supervisors
You must meet the following minimum requirements to apply under the Canadian Experience Class.
  • plan to live outside the province of Quebec,
  • meet the required language levels needed for your job for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing, and listening),
  • have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equal amount in part-time) skilled work experience in Canada in the three years before you apply,
  • have gained your experience in Canada with the proper authorization.
Skilled work experience
According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), skilled work experience means:
  • Managerial jobs - NOC skill types 0
  • Professional jobs - NOC skill types A
  • Technical jobs and skilled trades - NOC skill types B
You must have at least 12 months of full-time, or an equal amount in part-time. Full-time work means at least 30 hours of paid work per week.

If your existing work permit is about to expire you may be eligible for a bridging open work permit. Bridging open work permits allow qualified applicants to keep working while they await a final decision on their permanent residence application.

Principal applicant

If you are married or live with a common-law partner in Canada, and that person also meets the above conditions, you can decide which one of you will apply under the CEC as a principal applicant.

A common-law partner is a person who has lived with you in a conjugal relationship for at least one year. Common-law partner refers to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples.

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Canada Quebec Skilled Worker Program

For Quebec Skilled Worker / Professional applicants who decide to reside and work in Quebec, they will be selected based upon a different set of criteria. Applicants who are successful under the Quebec Immigration selection system are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate, followed by a Canadian Permanent Resident (Immigration) Visa.

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For Quebec Skilled Worker / Professional applicants who decide to reside and work in Quebec, they will be selected based upon a different set of criteria.

Applicants who are successful under the Quebec Immigration selection system are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate, followed by a Canadian Permanent Resident (Immigration) Visa.

Either they hold either a validated job offer in Quebec or achieve sufficient points on the Quebec Selection Grid. Successful applicants are issued with a Quebec Selection Certificate, followed by a Canadian Permanent Resident (Immigration) Visa.

A single applicant must score at least 49 points,

An applicant with a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner must score at least 57 points.

The Quebec Immigration selection factors may be summarized as follows:
Education Up to 12 points
Area of Training Up to 16 points
Validated Employment Offer Up to 10 points
Work Experience Up to 8 points
Age Up to 16 points
English / French Language Proficiency Up to 22 points
Stay and Family in Quebec Up to 8 points
Spouse's Characteristics Up to 16 points
Children Up to 8 points
Financial Self-Sufficiency 1 point

Up to an additional 6 points may be awarded upon the interview for Adaptability. With these points awarded, a single applicant must score a minimum of 55 points. An applicant with a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner must score at least 63 points.

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Canada Federal Skilled Worker

Federal Skilled Worker Express Entry will function as a 2-step process. First, candidates who are eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs making an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada. Secondly, a portion of those candidates in the pool being issued invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. CIC has confirmed that as of Jan 1, 2015, eligible occupations will include all listed on NOC schedule 0, A and B, unlike the current Federal Skilled Worker Program.

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Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) Program
Express Entry becomes effective in JANUARY 2015.
Canada Express Entry

Express Entry will function as a two-step process.

Step one will involve candidates making an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada, with candidates who are eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs entering the Express Entry pool.

Step two will involve a portion of those candidates in the pool being issued invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

There will be no eligible occupations list.

Whereas the current criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker Program includes a list of 50 eligible occupations, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has confirmed that, as of January 1, 2015, eligibility for the program will not include a list of eligible occupations. Instead, candidates will have to demonstrate that they have worked at least one year in a skilled occupation within the past 10 years.

Jobs in Canada are classified by what are called National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, which are divided by skill level and skill type.

Similarly, the current list of ineligible occupations under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) will not be in place under Express Entry.

All eligible applicants enter the same pool.

The Express Entry pool will include candidates who are each eligible for at least one of Canada's economic immigration programs, namely the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. It has been confirmed that, once eligibility for one of these programs has been confirmed, all eligible candidates will enter the same pool. There will not be separate pools for specific programs.

Express Entry is a fully electronic system.

It has been confirmed that the entire Express Entry process, including steps one and two, will be conducted online.

Details of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

The Comprehensive Ranking System is the government of Canada's internal mechanism for ranking candidates based on their human capital, determined by factors such as age, level of education, language ability, work experience, and whether the candidate has received a job offer from a Canadian employer or a provincial nomination. This helps CIC to decide which candidates may be issued invitations to apply for permanent residence.

There will be up to 500 points available for a candidate's core human capital (candidates with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner may be awarded up to 460 points for their own core human capital, with a further 40 points available for the core human capital of the spouse or common-law partner), as well as 100 points for skills transferability based on specific combinations of a candidate's core human capital. An additional 600 points will be awarded to candidates with a confirmed job offer (i.e. having received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment) in a skilled occupation or a nomination from a Canadian province or territory.

Language testing will be required before going into the Express Entry pool

CIC has confirmed that candidates will have to demonstrate proficiency in an official language of Canada, either English or French, in order to enter the Express Entry pool. Language ability is determined by the candidate sitting a standardised language test, the most common of which are the IELTS or CELPIP for English and TEF for French. Candidates will not be able to enter the Express Entry pool without submitting language test results that meet the eligibility requirements for one of the federal economic immigration programs.

An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) will be required going into the pool for candidates eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Candidates eligible to enter the Express Entry pool under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) must get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) of their completed foreign educational credentials before making an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada.

Candidates can update their profiles while in the Express Entry pool.

One of the most beneficial recent pieces of news for potential candidates is that their profiles in the pool will not be "locked". On the contrary, candidates will be able to maneuver within the Comprehensive Ranking System if they gain additional points, which they may do by, among other things: improving language test results, proving ability in a second official language, completing a diploma, or gaining additional work experience.

The government of Canada has recently introduced new measures that aim to ensure the integrity of its immigration programs and processes. Among these measures are more severe penalties for misrepresentation than were previously in place, with the penalty for misrepresentation increasing from a two- to a five-year period of inadmissibility, as well as a five-year ban on applying for permanent resident status. Candidates who are found to have given false information during any stage of the Express Entry process, including step one, will be subject to these new penalties.

CIC recently stated its intention to perform the first draw (i.e. issue the first invitations to apply) before the end of January, 2015. This is likely to benefit candidates who have prepared in advance, sat language tests, and gathered supporting documents, as they are the candidates most likely to be in a position to accept an invitation to apply, if offered one.

CIC has confirmed that once an invitation to apply has been issued to a candidate, he or she will have only 60 days to file a complete application and all supporting documents. No extensions will be granted. Given this limited timeframe, applicants are encouraged to gather these documents in advance. Moreover, when taking the penalties for misrepresentation into account, it is important that the information provided and documents submitted are completely accurate.

Candidates may engage the services of a Canadian immigration lawyer in order to assist in preparing a complete and accurate application.

If an applicant accepts an invitation to apply, but fails to submit a complete application and all supporting documents, the applicant will not have a second opportunity to file the an application under the same invitation to apply.

If an invitation to apply is issued but the applicant subsequently submits an incomplete application or fails to submit an application, the applicant will not have a second opportunity to submit the application for permanent residence under the same invitation to apply. In addition, his or her expression of interest ceases to be valid regardless of the portion of the one-year period that remains and, as a result, he or she will no longer be in the Express Entry pool. This stresses the importance of preparation on the part of the applicant.

If a candidate declines an invitation to apply, he or she will re-enter the Express Entry pool until 12 months have passed since he or she was deemed eligible to enter the pool.

Certain candidates, upon receiving an invitation to apply, may feel that they are not prepared to submit a complete application and all supporting documents within the 60-day timeframe set by CIC. As such, they may decline the invitation. If an applicant declines the invitation within the 60-day period, the remaining portion of the original one-year period of their inclusion in the Express Entry pool of candidates continues to apply.

Candidate, however, should be aware that there is no guarantee of being issued a second (or third, etc.) invitation to apply. Potential candidates are encouraged to prepare well in advance so that they may be in a position to accept an invitation to apply, in the event that one is offered, and submit a complete application and all supporting documents within 60 days.

Candidates will know their Comprehensive Ranking System points total and what the points threshold was for the most recent draw, but will not know their specific ranking

Candidates in the pool will be able to see their points total under the Comprehensive Ranking System, but there will be no concrete pass mark to trigger an invitation to apply for permanent residence. The points total that a candidate may need in order to receive an invitation to apply can change fluidly as other candidates enter and leave the pool. CIC has confirmed, however, that candidates will be able to know the points that were required in order to receive an invitation to apply for the most recent draw from the Express Entry pool.

Provincial Nominee Programs will continue to exist outside the Express Entry system, but provinces will also be able to select a portion of candidates from the Express Entry pool.

As has been the case in recent years, Canadian provinces and territories will continue to be able to craft their own immigration programs based on provincial labour market needs. These are known as the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Indeed, the federal government's Immigration Plan for 2015, announced last month, gives a greater allocation to the PNPs than has been the case in recent years.

We have known for some time that provinces and territories will also be able to select a portion of their PNPs from the Express Entry pool. What we can additionally confirm at this stage is that applicants with a provincial nomination certificate who also qualify in one of the federal economic immigration programs may enter the Express Entry pool and, having been awarded an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System as a result of the provincial nomination, be invited to apply for permanent residence.

Quebec applications will not be conducted through Express Entry, except where the applicant will be working outside Quebec for a Quebec-based company.

Under the Canada-Quebec Accord of 1991, Quebec chooses its own immigrants and sets eligibility criteria that are separate from the criteria set by the federal government. Because of this arrangement, Quebec will not actively participate in the Express Entry system for Canadian immigration. Instead, Quebec is scheduled to reopen its skilled worker stream and experience program in April, 2015. Candidates applying for one of these programs must have the intention to reside in Quebec.

We recently learned, however, that candidates who indicate that they intend to live and work outside Quebec but have a job offer from a company based in Quebec will be able to participate in the Express Entry system. An example of this would be a company whose main headquarters and operations are based in Quebec, but who also have an office in another Canadian city.

The territory of Nunavut will also not participate under the Express Entry system. The two other territories and nine other provinces (i.e. all provinces except Quebec) have indicated that they will participate in the federal Express Entry system.

One of the main differences between the Express Entry system, compared with current and previous Canadian immigration systems, is that Canadian employers will play a greater role in the process. Under Express Entry, Canadian employers are scheduled to be able to identify candidates in the Express Entry pool and submit job offers to them. In communications throughout this year, CIC has likened the role of Express Entry in connecting skilled candidates with Canadian employers as 'matchmaking'.

The ages of dependent children will be determined only at the date the application for permanent residence is received, not at the date of entry to the pool.

As is the case under existing immigration programs, successful applicants are entitled to bring their spouse or common-law partner, as well as dependent children, to Canada, once requisite medical and criminal background checks have been made. For the purposes of Canadian immigration, dependent children are defined as biological or adopted children under the age of 19.

It was previously unknown whether the ages of dependent children would be determined when the candidate enters the Express Entry pool, or when the invitation to apply for permanent residence has been issued, or when the application has been submitted. CIC has since confirmed that the ages of dependent children will be determined only at the date the application for permanent residence is received.

The government of Canada aims to attract 181,000 new immigrants through economic immigration programs in 2015.

The Canadian government's immigration plan stated that the government aims to attract up to 285,000 new immigrants in 2015, around 181,000 of which are scheduled to be economic migrants (i.e. not under family sponsorship or refugee/humanitarian cases).

The majority of these economic migrants are expected to immigrate to Canada under the Express Entry system and, while the government has indicated an allocation for each economic program, the specific number of invitations to apply that may be issued under each of the economic immigration programs may be flexible.

CIC has confirmed that candidates may hire an immigration lawyer or consultant registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) to represent them throughout the Express Entry process.

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Canada Skilled Worker Immigration (Manitoba Invitation Stream)

Manitoba Invitation (Canada Skilled Immigration) is a one way for overseas skilled workers to establish the Connection to Manitoba required to be eligible to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

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Manitoba Invitation (Canada Skilled Immigration) is a one way for overseas skilled workers to establish the Connection to Manitoba required to be eligible to apply to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

Eligibility criteria to participate in visits and missions are subject to change but generally include that you:
  • are between the ages of 21 to 45
  • can satisfy the MPNP that you DO NOT have a stronger connection to another province
  • can demonstrate the employability and adaptability required of all MPNP applicants
  • Have settlement funds as required.
  • have completed at least a one-year, post-secondary education or training program for which you received a diploma, degree or certificate have worked at least 2 years full-time in the past 5 years and can demonstrate your ability to find a job in Manitoba in that occupation(including plans to achieve licence/certification in the case of regulated occupations)
  • have the genuine intention (Exploratory visit)1 and ability to economically establish and settle in the Canadian province of Manitoba as a permanent resident demonstrated, in part, with a Settlement Plan
  • IELTS score of 5 in EACH band. (If you are from a country where English is the first and native language, you may be able to apply without an IELTS test.)
Benefits for this programme
 
Manitoba Programme
FSW Program
Language Requirement (IELTS)
5.0 in all bands At Least 6.0 in all bands
Employment Sponsorship
NO YES
Processing Time
Faster2 Slower
Cost
Lower Higher
Reference
  • The MPNP conducts exploratory visits at our discretion as resources allow in order to provide opportunity for qualified skilled workers, otherwise ineligible for our program, to establish the Connection to Manitoba that is required of all provincial nominee program applicants.
    Exploratory visits must be approved by, then arranged through, the MPNP only by invitation following our acceptance of your expression of interest (EOI).

    Exploratory visit itinerary:

    Activities:
    • meeting with prospective employers
    • consulting with occupational regulatory bodies
    • exploring housing, school and lifestyle opportunities in your chosen Manitoba community.
    Documents for the trip:
    • education certificates
    • employer letters of reference
  • Skilled workers invited to apply to the MPNP are not subject to annually set application intake periods.
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Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP) for Skilled Workers

Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP) were originally designed for skilled workers. With the success of the skilled worker PNP, the programs have evolved.

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Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP) were originally designed for skilled workers. With the success of the skilled worker PNP, the programs have evolved.

Every PNP has a skilled worker program. Certain ones are more targeted than others, seeking certain key occupations that are in demand in the province/territory. There are also programs for semi-skilled workers.

If you receive a job offer from an employer in the province/territory in which you intend to reside, you may qualify for Provincial Nomination by the province and fast-track Canadian Permanent Residency.

Read more about each of these Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP) to learn which is best suited to your circumstances:

Provincial Nomination Programs with a Skilled Worker Category
  • Alberta (AINP)
  • British Columbia PNP
  • Manitoba (MPNP)
  • New Brunswick (PNP)
  • Northwest Territories (NTNP)
  • Nova Scotia (PNP)
  • Ontario (PNP)
  • Prince Edward Island (PNP)
  • Saskatchewan (SINP)
  • Yukon PNP (YNP)
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Canada Saskatchewan 2015 quota ready for new applications

Canada Saskatchewan SINP 2015 quota ready for new applications 5000 new quota for international applicants with occupations in demand (list attached) and have 60 out of 100 points with genuine intent to work and settle in Saskatchewan.

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Canada Saskatchewan SINP 2015 quota ready for new applications

500 new quota for international applicants with occupations in demand (list attached) and have 60 out of 100 points with genuine intent to work and settle in Saskatchewan.

The quota for international skilled worker is only 5000 (with job offer). To be eligible for this quota, you must have:
  • at least one year work experience in a demand occupation (see list attached)
  • Saskatchewan licence if your occupation regulated by licence to practice
  • minimum General IELTS 4.5 (listening), 3.5 (reading), 4.0 (writing) and 4.0 (speaking)
  • minimum 60 points out of maximum 100 points for selection
  • sufficient settlement fund
  • genuine intention to settle and work in Saskatchewan
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Québec Experience Program (PEQ) - procedures entered into effect on April 1, 2014.

Québec experience program (PEQ) - procedures entered into effect on April 1, 2014.

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Application Process
TASK
TIME
Study permit Study for 1800 hours (~1.5 years) 12th month apply for PEQ
Work permit After getting diploma, apply for work permit (2-3 months) (which allows you to stay in CAN to wait for PR)
Get PR through the Canadian Exp. Class (CEC) After got work permit, apply for PR (5-8 mths)
After obtaining the CSQ
Continuation of studies

If you have obtained a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ - Québec selection certificate) under the Programme de l'expérience québécoise (PEQ - Québec experience program) – Québec graduate and wish to pursue your studies instead of entering the labour market, your CSQ could be revoked and you may be required to abandon your plan for permanent residence.

Keep in mind that you were issued a CSQ based on your intention to enter the labour market once you completed your study program.

If you decide to pursue your studies, you must submit a new application for a Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ – Québec certificate of acceptance).

Work permit

The CSQ does not grant you immigration status in Canada. If you wish to work, you must obtain a work permit.

If you are a student and you have obtained a diploma from a secondary or post-secondary educational institution, you may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit.

To learn the eligibility conditions for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program, visit the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Manitoba provincial nomination for skilled professionals

Individual or team of athletes , or members of an entertainment group, that are internationally recognised.

Manitoba will be able to nominate a maximum of 500 applicants through Express Entry in 2015. These applicants must also meet the minimum federal criteria for one of the three federal programs included in Express Entry.

Express Entry candidates nominated by Manitoba will receive an additional 600 points in their Express Entry assessment and will receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). CIC has committed to faster processing times of 6 months or less for applicants through Express Entry.

Nova Scotia provincial nomination for skilled professionals

Nova Scotia will launch a new immigration stream called Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry. Nova Scotia will use the federal government’s new intake system, Express Entry, for the stream. Provinces must use federal skills and qualifications criteria to select immigrants.Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry is a pilot project for 2015, replacing the Regional Labor Market Demand stream.

British Columbia provincial nomination for skilled professionals

British Columbia is adding a new stream to the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) called Express Entry British Columbia. This new stream allows PNP to use CIC's Express Entry system to meet B.C.'s specific labour market needs.



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