Immigration Law / Express Entry Immigration

Express Entry Immigration

Go back to all legal services

Express Entry offers skilled immigrants a pathway to permanent residence

Express Entry is an online Canadian immigration system designed to manage the application of skilled workers who want to become permanent residents in Canada.

A candidate can submit an expression of interest or profile to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Each candidate is assigned a score out of 1,200. The top ranked candidates are then selected by IRCC based on their score to apply to become a permanent resident.

Selection factors include but are not limited to:

  • Your skilled work experience
  • Your age
  • Your language ability
  • Your education
  • Your work experience
  • Your Canadian job offer

There are three (3) categories within the Express Entry program:

  1. Canadian Experience Class
  2. Federal Skilled Worker Program
  3. Federal Skilled Trades Program

In order to assess whether you qualify for Express Entry immigration, fill out our free assessment.

Book a
Consultation

* required fields

The more points the better

This points-based system ranks applicants by their points, with applicants who meet the threshold getting invitations to apply under the program. An applicant’s points are determined through various economic factors, such as: age, education level, skilled work experience, and proficiency in one (or both) of Canada’s official languages; English and French.

Canadian resident in six months

The Express Entry system is an economic immigration program for skilled and qualified workers to obtain Permanent Residency in Canada. The program has one of the most efficient processing times, with most permanent resident applications being processed in approximately 6 months.

Immigration Law Lawyers

Marvin Geekie
Associate Counsel
Clarissa Lester
Associate
Jasmine Somal
Associate

View All

Latest News & Articles

Immigration

More Opportunity For Skilled Immigrants With Latest Express Entry Draw

January 27, 2023 A recent Express Entry draw indicates that Canada intends to invite more skilled immigrants this year than in previous years. Carly Perryman, paralegal for the Immigration Team at FH&P, explains that process and the increased opportunity from the latest draw.

Read more

Reviewing New Federal Regulations for Foreign Buyer Ban

January 13, 2023 The Foreign Buyer Ban is now in effect in Canada and the federal regulations have been released to further clarify the exemptions. Associate Jasmine Somal and Carly Perryman, paralegal for the Immigration Team at FH&P, review those regulations and provide an update on those impacted by the new Ban.

Read more

Law Talk Podcast Tackles The Foreign Buyer Ban

December 12, 2022 This new ban begins on January 1, 2023 for residential and commercial properties, how will this affect you?

Read more