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:
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:
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.
Step 3: Submit your profile
Your Express Entry profile is where you give proper information about yourself to CIC.
If you’re eligible, you’ll get approval into Express Entry pool of candidates.
You’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile.
Check your score
Submit your profile
Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence
Once your Profile approvedd then you will get invitations to apply to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If you will get invitation to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application for permanent residence.
CIC will process most complete applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less.