CANADIAN EXPRESS ENTRY PROGRAM
Implemented in January 2015, the Canadian express entry program is Canada’s new system for managing immigration applications for several of the country’s economic immigrant programmes including Federal skilled worker, Canadian experience class, and Federal Skilled Trades. People interested in immigrating to Canada to live and work on a full-time basis and meet the criteria for at least one of these immigration programs can apply for a permanent resident of Canada by creating an Express Entry profile. Once added to the Express Entry pool, candidates will be scored according to the program's point-based Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), and this score will determine the candidate's rank within the pool.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) invites the highest ranking candidates from the Express Entry pool to apply for expedited Canadian immigration on a frequent basis via official "rounds of invitations". In order to be selected in one of these Express Entry draws and issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA), an applicant must rank near the top of the pool of potential candidates according to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System. The program's CRS will assess the details of a candidate's Express Entry profile and rank them according to major predictors of economic success, factoring in their education, skills, work experience, language abilities, and a variety of other elements that are known to help migrants flourish in Canada. Provinces and territories, as well as eligible employers in Canada, can also directly recruit potential immigrants from the Express Entry pool, and candidates who receive an eligible job offer or an enhanced provincial nomination are awarded a significant number of points giving their Express Entry score a major boost.