Compare all Express Entry programs
Express Entry is an online system that we use to manage applications for permanent residence for 3 programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
Compare the key differences between the programs to get more details about eligibility.
Before you compare programs, here are 2 terms you need to know:
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)
Express Entry-National Occupation Classification (NOC) code
|Eligibility criteria||Canadian Experience Class||Federal Skilled Worker Program||Federal Skilled Trades Program|
|Language skills||English or French skills||English or French skills||English or French skills|
|Type/Level of work experience||Canadian experience in 1 of these NOCs:||Canadian or foreign experience in 1 of these NOCs:||Canadian or foreign experience in a skilled trade under key groups of NOC B|
|Amount of work experience||One year in Canada in the last 3 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)||One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation)||Two years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)|
|Job offer||Not required.||Not required.|
But you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.
|Education||Not required.||Secondary education required.|
You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.