Express Entry is the new system introduced in January 2015 to help Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to select permanent residents based on their skills and experience helpful in boosting the economy.
Express Entry works as a database, called EXPRESS ENTRY POOL, on which eligible candidates are accepted if they qualify for one of the following Federal programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker
- Federal Skilled Trade Worker
- Canadian Experience Class
Immigrants accepted into Express Entry pool will receive a score based on a points system called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which takes into consideration age, education, experience, proficiency in at least one of the official languages (English or French), and Canadian experience.
The candidates with higher score receive an ITA-“the invitation to apply “for the permanent resident status by CIC.
Note: The candidates stay in the pool for a maximum of 12 months. If the candidate does not receive an invitation within the 12-month period, the candidate has to create a new profile.
Once your application is submitted, CIC will assess your application in 6 months or less. If approved, you will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence from CIC – Citizenship Immigration Canada.