How to Immigrate to Canada as a Skilled Worker

Canada Immigration Though Express Entry

Under Canada’s current Immigration 2020 – 2022 Levels Plan, Canada is targeting the admissions of at least 340,000 new immigrants per year. With the covid-19 pandemic makes, it is unlikely that Canada will achieve this target in 2020. However, Canada continues to select new skilled workers throughout the pandemic. So, if you want to know how to immigrate to Canada as a Skilled Worker, you are the right page.

There are several paths through which anyone can migrate to Canada. This article will reveal how to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker.

Express Entry Program

This is one of the most popular path to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker. Express Entry is Canada’s main program for skilled workers. Interested candidates need to be eligible for one of the three programs operated under Express Entry. If you have not worked or studied in Canada before, you will fall under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

If you qualify for the FSWP, you will need to create your Express Entry profile on the Canadian government’s website. Before you create your profile, you need to have your English and/or French language test result and also get your educational credentials assessed.


The Canadian government invites Express Entry candidates with the highest scores to apply for permanent residence. If you receive “Invitation To Apply (ITA)”, you can expect the Canadian government to process your  permanent residence application within six months.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Quebec Program

Aside the Express Entry Program, there are other options for skilled workers. The first one is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). PNP enables Canada’s provinces and territories to nominate skilled workers that meet their economic needs. If you have the occupational profile and/or strong language skills, you can obtain a permanent residence nomination from one of the nine provinces and two territories that operate the PNP.

Please note that you can apply to a PNP stream directly. If you are eligible for PNP, submit an Express Entry profile. This increases your chance of success of being selected.

The second option is the Quebec’s skilled worker system. Unlike the other options, interested candidates need to speak French. And you can show this with a strong French language test score.

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