Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by IRCC to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:
Federal Skilled Worker Class
One year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled occupation classified under the NOC 0 A B
Language: CLB 7
Canadian educational credential (certificate, diploma, or degree) or foreign credential and Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.
Canadian Experience Class
Have obtained at least one year of skilled, professional or technical work experience in Canada within 36 months of the application date; and
Meet or surpass a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 ("initial intermediate") or 7 ("adequate intermediate proficiency"), depending on the level of the job; and
Plan to live and work outside of the province of Quebec
Federal Skilled Trades Class
have valid job offers of continuous, paid, full-time employment (at least 30 hours a week) from up to two employers in Canada for at least one year OR a certificate of qualification from a provincial or territorial body;
Language: CLB 5 for speaking and listening, CLB 4 for reading and writing;
have obtained 2 years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work) in the skilled trade in the five years before applying; and
be able to demonstrate the skills and experience and that they have performed the essential duties of the occupation.
Skilled work experience eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Class falls under the following NOC:
Major Group 72: industrial, electrical and construction trades,
Major Group 73: maintenance and equipment operation trades,
Major Group 82: supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production,
Major Group 92: processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators,
Minor Group 632: chefs and cooks, and
Minor Group 633: butchers and bakers.