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Express Entry for Skilled Workers - 2021

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

For who wish to become resident in Canada through Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), Quebec has proclaimed an update on Express Entry. A new immigration program will help those who are eligible through a more expedient immigration process towards Canadian permanent residence. 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.

Applicants’ pool

There is a mass of applicants who wish to enter Canada through express entry; thousands Receive Permanent Residence in Canada Annually. Also, there are a lot of factors to be qualified for Express Entry as a skilled worker:


· Age: the most points are awarded for people immigrating between the ages of 18 and 35

· Language Skills: Includes French language ability, English language ability, or bilingual ability

· Work experience: You can get points for the number of years full-time paid work

· Education: Applicants who went school in Canada and have a degree from a Canadian school.

· Adaptability: You and your spouse or common-law partner who will immigrate with you to Canada can earn points for adaptability. You and your spouse can earn a maximum of 10 points by combining any of the elements below. These elements assess how well you and your spouse are likely to settle in Canada.

Note: Having work experience in a field where there is a shortage, having job offers or job opportunities from outside of Montreal, and education in Quebec have additional points.

How to Qualify for Express Entry

Before applying for Express Entry you will need to qualify by obtaining 67 or more points on a 100 point scale system. There is a selection factor that assesses and assigns applicants interested in Express Entry an overall score out of 100. If you score over 67 points you may qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. If you score lower than 67 points you will not qualify for the program. The detailed scores are in the following order: Age (12 points), Language Skills (28 points), Work Experience (15 points), Education (25 points), Arranged Employment in Canada (10 points), Adaptability (10 points).

How long does it take to Express Entry Processing?

After you have successfully filling out an Express Entry Form to be eligible in an Express Entry pool, foreigners will wait to receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply). Each draw whether it is through a PNP or Express Entry will have a minimum CRS score and those with a ranking CRS score higher than the published one, will receive an invitation. Once one has received an ITA, there is a 60 day period where you must apply and submit all the required supporting documents to become a permanent resident.

Before Apply

· Know if your profession is regulated such as engineering and nursing.

· Be acquainted with obstacles and problems to finding job in Quebec.

· Estimate the costs of immigrating to Quebec including the costs of settling a new place.

· Read the criteria and requirements for the selection process.

Apply for PR in Quebec

First of all, those interested in permanently immigrating to Quebec through the Regular Skilled Worker Program must create an account within the Arrima. This system will automatically give the applicants scores according to criteria. Most qualified individuals will be given an invitation to apply for permanent residency (PR) in Canada. Selected candidates will receive a CSQ which is a document you will need to verify that you’ve been approved for permanent residency. After procuring CSQ you may be subjected to a medical exam and criminal record screening prior to achieving an Entry permit.


Immigration to Quebec is approved through two separate streams: selection (provincial level decision) and admission (federal level decision). Therefore, a potential applicant must pass both levels. The selection process is completed by an applicant obtaining a Quebec Selection Certificate. This certificate states that you have been selected by Quebec’s government for immigration.

Obtaining this certificate is necessary but does not guarantee that you will become a Canadian permanent resident. Express Entry rounds of invitations (draws from the Express Entry pool) are expected to take place on their normal schedule during the COVID-19 crisis.

Why choose us?

We have been helping many applicants to become permanent residents for years and we have a high success rate. Our clients from almost 20 different countries have experienced this with us and you can be the next successful one. We know how to prepare documents and how to make your immigration process smooth and easy for you. Contact us HERE to start the process today!

If you are not a Canadian Permanent Resident yet and you are not sure what the best way for you to immigrate to Canada is, please fill out our assessment form HERE and we will get back to you with your possible options.

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