Express Entry is an Application Management system introduced by the Government of Canada from January 1, 2015, to process certain types of skilled Immigrants. Foreign nationals who are interested in applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are required to submit their Express of Interest in the Express Entry pool. There are regular rounds of invitations in each of the four categories whereby Eligible candidates are invited to apply for Permanent Residence. Currently, the following four classes of immigration applications are processed through Express Entry:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker – Federal Program
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Worker – Federal Program
  3. Canadian Experience Class- Federal Program
  4. Provincial Nomination of certain Provincial programs

2023 In-Demand Professions

Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria of one of the above-mentioned classes.

Candidates in the Express Entry pool compete for points out of 1200. They are awarded points on the basis of certain individuals and combinations of skills. This points-based system is called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which ranks candidates in the Express Entry Pool.

Candidates in Express Entry Pool get up to 600 points under the Core and up to 600 under the additional points. The core points are further divided into three subcategories:

  1. Human Capital Factor
  2. Spouse or Common law
  3. Skills Transferability
  4. Human Capital Factor 500
FactorPoints per factor with  a spousePoints per factor without a spouse
Language Skills (English and / Or French)150160
Canadian Work Experience7080
  1. Spouse or Common Law Partner – 40
FactorPoints A
Language skills – English and / or French20
Canadian Work Experience10
  1. Skills Transferability-100
EducationWith good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degreeWith Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree50
Foreign work experienceWith good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experienceWith Canadian work experience and foreign work experience50
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification50
  1. Additional Points – 600
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)15
French language skills30
Post-secondary education in Canada30
Arranged employment50/200
Provincial Nomination600


Applicants who meet the Education for Express Entry, Age, and Experience criteria are required to fulfill the Pre-requisites before submitting the application for Express Entry. These include:

  1. Language Proficiency Test
  2. Degrees Evaluation from Canada

Proof of Language proficiency is a must for every applicant whosoever applies for Canadian Permanent Residence as a skilled worker. There is no exception for anyone even if you are from an English / French speaking country or have education from Canada or any other English-speaking country.

Your foreign qualifications, other than those awarded by Canadian Universities and colleges must have been awarded an equivalency before you apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.



As a first step applicants are assessed for their eligibility in the said class of immigration.


After completion of the eligibility review, applicants and any accompanying family members are assessed for Admissibility as per the Canadian Immigration & Refugees Protection Act. The admissibility assessment process can take longer depending upon the country of origin of the applicant, country of Application, and several other factors. The seven factors that can make an applicant inadmissible from applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are:

  1. Security
  2. Human or International Rights Violation
  3. Serious Criminality
  4. Organized Criminality
  5. Health Issues
  6. Financial Reasons
  7. Misrepresentation

Settlement Funds (2023)
Number of
family members  Funds required
(in Canadian dollars)
1       $13,757
2       $17,127
3       $21,055
4       $25,564
5       $28,994
6       $32,700
7       $36,407
If more than 7 people, for each additional family mem-ber       $3,706

HOW TO APPLY for Express Entry

FREE ASSESSMENT: For a detailed assessment of your profile please submit our online assessment form.

Our Regulated Immigration Consultant Mr. Ahmad Junaid Salik-Member ICCRC # R509291 will review your profile and advise you according to your profile.

Next Steps: 

  1. Eligible candidates are invited for a Zoom meeting with our consultant at which applicants get a chance to discuss their case at length.
  2. Applicants are sent our retainer agreement
  3. Upon receipt of the signed retainer agreement and the initial installment of the Professional fee, the client file is opened at our end.
  4. The client is sent a link to our CRM in which the client can track all his records, payment, upload documents, actions performed by our team, and the progress of the client application.
  5. At Euro Immigration Consultants, we charge our professional fee in 2-3 installments as per the task ahead.
Call now or email directly to Mr. Salik.

Cell: +1 9053998620


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