Over the past few years, Canada has gained a reputation for welcoming immigrants from the Middle East. For the immigrant, acquiring Canadian citizenship guarantees universal healthcare, access to high-quality education, and unlimited job opportunities. On the other hand, immigration is a major propeller in meeting Canada’s demographic and labor market. Therefore, candidates with skills and work experience are best considered by Canada’s economic class immigration pathways. To qualify, some factors such as the applicants’ age, work experience, level of education, and language proficiency are put into consideration. Other than providing your language proficiency test results, Fluency in spoken English and French is an added advantage for anyone immigrating to Canada.

So, how does Express Entry work?

Express entry helps eligible candidates apply for permanent residence in Canada and the federal government relies on this program to manage candidates’ applications. For eligibility, however, a candidate should possess relevant qualifications from one of the three immigration programs; the Foreign Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Foreign Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). For people who have never lived in Canada, FSWP suits you best.

Once you confirm your eligibility, you can then create an Express Entry profile which forms the basis of your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. You are also required to complete a recognized language proficiency test, either in English or French, and provide your foreign educational credentials for assessment. Every two weeks, the Canadian government invites the top-ranking candidates in the Express Entry Pool to apply for permanent residence.

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