The following is a quick compilation of the most commonly used terms in your Canada permanent residence application process. 

Express Entry profile

Express Entry is an online system that connects interested skilled foreign candidates with economic immigration programs in Canada. The applicants are required to register their profile under the system in order to be considered for permanent residence in Canada. 

Canada Immigration Consultant will help you submit a verified profile such that your chances of getting an invitation to apply is always high. 

Canadian educational credential

It refers to any Canadian program of study or training at a recognised institution by the provincial authorities. 

Work experience

Work experience is calculated by taking into account the number of weeks of full-time (or equivalent) paid work. Program-specific requirements are mentioned below: 

Canadian Experience Class 30 hours/37.5 hours per week in a job or more than one job, as applicable.

Work experience only after graduation will be accounted in for calculating the work experience of a student from a Canadian post-secondary institution.  

Federal Skilled Worker 30 hours/37.5 hours per week in one full-time job or 15 hours per week in one part-time job over a period of two years
Federal Skilled Trades Class 30 hours per week in one job over a two-year period, 15 hours per week in one job over a four-year period, or a total of at least 30 combined hours per week in more than one job over a two-year period


Invitation to Apply (ITA)

High ranking Express Entry candidates get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada. In addition, candidates with a provincial nomination qualify to be given 600 points & is most likely to receive an ITA. 

National Occupational Classification

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) helps to identify occupations by skill type and level based on the tasks, duties and responsibilities of the occupation – type 0 (Managerial), type A (professional), type B (technician

Notification of interest

Canadian Provinces and territories through its Provincial Nominee Programs indicate their interest on a particular applicant. A system-generated message in their MyCIC account is a “notification of interest that prompts them to apply for provincial nomination to get permanent residence in Canada. 

Program-specific round of invitations

IRCC conducts regular nomination draws for registered Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. In order to meet specific labour demand, candidates opting for a particular immigration program are given preference such as low Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for them to qualify easily. 

Such program-specific round of invitations was conducted recently for the applicants under Federal Skill Trades Class. 

Contact us to begin your process of Canada immigration. 

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