Canada Express Entry Details Announced: Good News for Highly Skilled Migrants


Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced Express Entry points system details giving a glimpse of how the program will work. Canada will start accepting applications from January 1, 2015, and successful candidates will receive a response within 6 months.

Unlike Federal Skilled Migration Program in which skills are calculated on a scale of 100, a total of 1,200 points will be allotted in the Express Entry  program. There won’t be any minimum point requirement, but only the ones who score the highest will be offered permanent residency to Canada.

The points will be allotted as follows:

  • A maximum of 500 points for human capital factors like age, education, experience, and language will be awarded; 40 points will come from if an applicant has an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, and up to 80 points if the candidate holds at least one year of experience in Canada
  • Transferrable skills will add another 100 points. Skills that can be used across different jobs and industries in technical and non-technical areas are usually referred to as transferrable skills
  • 600 points will be awarded if the applicant has a job offer in Canada or have received nomination certificate from any of Canadian provinces

Canada currently has three immigration programs to attract skilled migrants to its shores:

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

However, the Express Entry program will enable Canadian employers to recruit their choice of candidates through a newly launched Job Bank. For more details on this program, please read Express Entry Immigration to Canada.

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  2. I am into Telecom/IT Operations and implementations side, having 5 years of experience. I hold a B.Tech degree and i completed my MBA in Marketing and Systems recently. What are my chances of migrating to Canada with PR?
    Below are few details of mine.
    I am planning to take up IELTS in coming month.
    I am married.
    I am 27 years old.

  3. I am 49 Years old working as hospital administrator with 14 Years experiance. Am I eligible under express entry to work in Canada. I am Married.

  4. Hi,

    I am into IT services from past 2.6 years. I hold a degree of MCA from an esteemed university.I am married. And my age is 26 yrs.Please let me the Canadian Express Entry procedure and how can I go frwd for it.


    • Hello Niketa,

      Thank you for writing to us and sharing your details. However, we first have to assess your profile in order to start Canada express entry process. You can email us your resume at, and one of our consultants from Canada team will get in touch with you.


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  6. Dear sir,
    I am Natarajan , Indian, married , diploma in civil engineer having 22 years experience in Civil Building construction. Now working project engineer, in Oman country.So, am i eligible under express entry to work in Canada. I am 48 years old.

  7. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has proclaimed specific Entry points system details giving a glimpse of however the program can work.FEDERAL worker PROGRAM underneath , candidates sometimes want a university certificate or expertise of coaching as Associate in Nursing apprentice to try and do these jobs.

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