For those seeking to demonstrate their qualification and fill out an application to the Express Entry system, specific investments are necessary.

Express Entry is a computerized system used in Canada to handle applications from skilled employees seeking permanent residency (PR) there.

The Canadian Experience Class program (CEC), the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) are all included in the 2015-established Express Entry system, which is a major entry point for immigrants. Since its founding, it has helped several skilled foreign employees become citizens of Canada.

Even though Express Entry is still one of Canada’s most popular immigration routes, there are a number of expenses involved.

The Investments for a Profile Submission

You might need to add the following information to your profile if you want to be considered for Express Entry:

  • a copy of the travel document or passport; language tests (such as the Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Canada (TEF) and the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) for French, which measures speaking, reading, and writing skills; and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) for English);
  • proof of Canadian education, or, in the case of those who studied overseas, an Education Credential Assessment (ECA);
  • a letter of nomination from the province (if acquired);
  • Proof of settlement funds; a formal employment offer letter from a Canadian company; evidence of work history; 
  • or a certificate of qualification in a trade vocation (issued by a Canadian province or territory) (only for FSWP & FSTP candidates who do not have a valid job offer in Canada).
  • Note that every cost is displayed in Canadian dollars.
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This necessary paperwork does, however, cost money. For instance:

  • Language testing costs will likely vary depending on whether someone is seeking accreditation in English or French (and where they are taking the test):
  • Depending on where you test, the IELTS exam costs about $300 plus tax;
  • About $280 plus tax is required for CELPIP testing;
  • As per Alliance-Francoise, TEF testing costs about $440 plus tax, with a $75 non-refundable fee if the candidate has to postpone or withdraw before the test day;

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