There are different pathways to getting permanent residency in Canada, these are the 5 Easiest Pathways to get Permanent Residence in Canada.

5 Easiest Pathways to get Permanent Residence in Canada

Express Entry

Sometime in 2015, the Canadian government launched a new electronic immigration system that offers express entry to Canada for skilled and qualified immigrants. The new Express Entry program will manage applications for permanent residence for immigrants who can fill jobs where there is a lack of available skilled Canadian workers.

The Canadian government understood quickly the need to expand the labor force of the country to meet the country’s long-term economic growth and prosperity. As it stands, they cannot do it alone, hence, the need to liaise with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to proactively assess, recruit and select immigrants who are skilled and/or possessed the relevant qualifications under federal economic immigration programs.

How to Qualify for Express Entry

The express entry program is graded on a 100% scale system and immigrants are expected to score a minimum of 67% to be eligible to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, however, if you score lower than 67% you will not be able to qualify.

Criteria Used to Qualify for Express Entry

There are criteria and requirements that the Canadian government looks out for and they make up the 100 points. These include;

  • Education – 25 points;
  • Language skills – 28 points;
  • Work experience – 15 points;
  • Age – 12 points;
  • Arranged employment in Canada -10 points;
  • Adaptability – 10 points.

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How Express Entry Works
An application carried out online begins the express entry journey, the online application requires you to fill in the details of your profile, not that this profile should be the truth and no forgery. Once forgery is detected in your application you will be automatically rejected. In your profile, you are expected to fill in your skills, language ability, education, and previous work experience, among others.
Candidates who successfully meet the criteria of one or more of the federal economic immigration programs under Express Entry will then be sorted into a pool of eligible individuals. These individuals will be ranked according to their chances of economic success, and the highest-ranking candidates, along with those who have qualifying offers of employment or provincial/territorial nominations (who will automatically receive high rankings), will receive a formal invitation to apply for permanent residency.


Those ranking highly in the pool (based on skills, experience, eligible job offers, and relevant nominations where applicable) will then be invited to apply for permanent residency through an ITA (Invitation to Apply) and will have a total of 60 days to submit their electronic application. Electronic applications will be required to be submitted through one of the below programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Most applications will be pushed through swiftly by CIC, with many expected to be completed within six months.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration program aimed to help temporary foreign workers and foreign students to apply their Canadian work experience and education towards their Canada PR application. The Canadian Experience Class supports the transition from a temporary to permanent status taking into account the time that the international student or skilled worker spent in Canada while contributing to Canadian society.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class you must:

  • meet the required language levels needed for your job for each language ability within writing, reading, listening, and speaking
  • have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before you apply. The work experience must be full-time or an equal amount part-time
  • have gained your work experience by working in Canada legally

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How Canadian Work Experience is Calculated

Your skilled work experience must be paid work including paid wages or earned commission. Volunteer work or unpaid internships are not counted.

For part-time work, you can work more or less than 15 hours/per week as long as it adds up to 1,560 hours. You can work more than 1 part-time job to get the hours you need to apply!

According to the Canadian National Occupational Classification, skilled work experience means:

  • managerial jobs (skill level 0)
  • professional jobs (skill type A)
  • technical jobs and skilled trades (skill type B)

Your work experience can be in 1 or more NOC 0, A, or B jobs. Find your NOC Code!

Education Requirements for CEC Immigration

There is no education requirement for the Canadian Experience Class. Although if you want to increase your CRS score you can do so with your Education experience with these two options:

  • If you went to school in Canada, you can get points for a certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian University or post-secondary institution.
  • If you have foreign education, you can get points for a completed foreign credential or an EAC report.
Language Requirement for CEC

You must:

  • meet the minimum language level of:
    • Canadian Language Benchmark 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs OR
    • Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for NOC B jobs
  • take approved language tests for:
    • writing
    • reading
    • listening
    • speaking

Your language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result and must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.

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Provincial Nominee Program

As the name implies, this program was earmarked for individual provinces that pick and choose immigrants at will that suit the sector they really need in their provinces. Intending immigrants under PNP should have the necessary skills, proper education, sufficient work experience, and a passing language examination result for semi or low-skilled trades or professions.
Many Canadian provinces have an arrangement with the national Government of Canada in order to carry out their prerogative of nominating immigrant workers who would like to establish themselves in their respective provinces. Successful applicants obtain a provincial nomination, which may then be used to apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.
How to Apply for Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

While the immigration process in general is confusing, the PNP doesn’t have to be. There are several steps that you can take to start the process of applying for a PNP no matter whichever Province you are applying for.

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility

Step 2: Start the Application Process

Step 3: Check the Process Times

Step 4: Provide Required Documents

Step 5: Prepare Your Arrival to Canada or Apply Again With Corrections to the Application

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