Frequently Asked Question (Canada)

Frequently Asked Question (Canada)

In order to qualify for a Canada PR visa under the Express Entry System, you must score 67 out of 100 points in the Federal Skilled Worker Class.
These points are based on your age, work experience, education, language skills, adaptability, etc

Skilled work experience

You must have at least one year, in the last ten years before you submit application for permanent residence, in a skilled occupation listed in Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Language ability

You must show that you meet or exceed the language threshold of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 i.e. IELTS 6 each.


To demonstrate that your overseas diploma, degree, or certificate is equivalent to a completed Canadian educational credential, you must provide an Educational Credential Assessment report from an authorised organisation for immigration purposes.

To qualify for a Canada PR visa under the Express Entry System, you must score 67 out of 100 points in order to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Class.

You are not guaranteed to get an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence if you are accepted into the Express Entry pool. The Comprehensive Ranking System will determine your invitation to apply for permanent residence based on your score and rank in the Express Entry pool.

An educational credential assessment (ECA) is used to ensure that your foreign degree, diploma, or certificate (or other documentation of your credential) is valid and comparable to one issued in Canada.
  • Comparative Education Service: University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
  • World Education Services
  • International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
  • International Credential Evaluation Service
Applications Processing Time: 6 months after ITA (Invitation to Apply)
  • An occupation listed within the relevant skilled occupation list
  • An skilled assessment completed for that occupation
  • An invitation to apply for the visa
  • Satisfied the points test
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