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To apply for permanent residency in Canada under the Express Entry system, an applicant must meet a set of requirements. These requirements, identified by LexLords Canada Immigration Lawyers are categorized under three main types of federal economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
1. Federal Skilled Worker Program: The applicant must have at least one year of continuous and paid (full-time or equivalent part-time) work experience in a single occupation within the last 10 years at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2011 version of the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC). They should also achieve at least a score of 67 points out of 100 in the point assessment grid considering factors like age, education, work experience, arranged employment in Canada, language skills, and adaptability.
2. Federal Skilled Trades Program: The applicant must have at least two years of full-time work experience or an equal amount of part-time work experience in a skilled trade within the five years before applying. They should also meet the required levels in English or French for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing, and listening), and have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in their skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.
3. Canadian Experience Class: The applicant must have at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last three years before they apply. The work experience should be full-time or an equal amount in part-time, and gained legally while the applicant was studying or working on a temporary basis in Canada. They should also meet the required language levels needed for their job for each language ability.
The Express Entry system also requires proof of funds to support oneself unless one is currently able to legally work in Canada, or have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada. All applicants need to undergo health and criminal record checks. The Express Entry system is a points-based system, and applicants are ranked based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. CRS score considers factors such as age, education, language proficiency, work experience both inside and outside of Canada, whether one has a job offer in Canada, etc. Applicants with the highest scores are invited to apply for permanent residency.