Canada Express Entry
Express Entry is an online immigration application system used by the Canadian government to manage Canadian permanent residence applications for filling labor gaps through certain economic immigration programs. Express Entry was launched on January 1st, 2015, this immigration system is used to select and communicate with skilled and qualified applicants and it also manages a pool of immigration ready skilled workers. Express Entry is designed to facilitate express immigration of skilled workers to Canada "who are most likely to succeed economically.” The system is identified to be efficient in processing times, with 80% of applications processed in 6 months or less compared to an existing one.
Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs:
Federal Skilled Worker Program
Federal Skilled Trades Program
Canadian Experience Class
Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet local labour market needs.
Those who are eligible for one of the programs managed by Express Entry submit their application and the Canadian government issues invitation letters to successful candidates per a score system. Acceptance of the invitation and positive assessment of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on the application will grant the applicant, and their accompanying family members, Canadian permanent resident status.
How Express Entry Works:
Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible
There are two ways to find out if you’re eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry:
answer a few questions to see if you meet the minimum requirements
read the detailed requirements for each program
Step 2: Get your all documents ready
You need all required documents, such as language test results, to show that you’re eligible for Express Entry. Some documents take a long time to get, so you should get them ready now.
Get the documents you need