General requirements to qualify for Express Entry
Express Entry divides workers according to their studies and work experience. To begin, let's see the general requirements to be able to request an Express Entry:
For people who have been temporarily working in Canada:
- Have at least 1500 hours of work experience. This equates to 1 year of full-time work, or 2 years part-time. Only the work experiences obtained in a way legally, that is, with a work permit and a valid visa.
For people studying in Canada:
- Having successfully completed a course of at least 16 months (other than languages) at an accredited post-secondary institution (You can see what they are in this list).
- Accumulate 1500 hours of work experience. As we said before, it is equivalent to 1 year full-time and only the jobs obtained with a legal work permit and a valid visa.
eye! If you intend to settle in Quebec, You will have to meet another series of requirements, since this province has a special program for skilled workers. We recommend that you visit the official government page dedicated to Quebec for the latest information.