Express Entry is the new selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.
Express Entry is the first step to immigrate to Canada and it is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers. It is composed of three immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
There are certain Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that has Express Entry component. First you should create a profile which contains your personal information and skills that will totally contribute to your score in the point-based Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and wait in the pool until you receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency.
Express Entry Points
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) gives the applicant a score based on the information in your profile which includes the following:
- Language ability
- Work experience
- Other factors
The following are the ways wherein you can be able to increase your points:
- A valid job offer
- An approved nomination certificate from a particular province
- Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
Am I eligible for Express Entry?
Find out if your qualifications meet the eligibility requirements for Express Entry.
I’ve received an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
Congratulations on receiving your invitation! We can help you process your application.
I want to immigrate to Canada (candidates)
What Express Entry does for candidates:
- Gets you to Canada quicker
- Links you with employers
- Cuts down on paperwork
I want to hire (employers)
What Express Entry does for employers:
- Allows you to select skilled international candidates
- Gets your employees to Canada quicker
- Gives you a key role in Canadian immigration