Express Entry– Brief
Express Entry is an online system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage and process applications for skilled workers who
want to become permanent residents of Canada through three of Canada’s federal economic immigration programs for skilled workers:
The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC).
It is a competitive immigration system, ranking all eligible candidates against one another based on their age, education, language proficiency, work experience
& other factors and then inviting the high–ranking candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws.
In order to eligible to apply under Express Entry Program, the applicant must:
have a minimum 1 year of continuous work experience in the last 10 years in the skill level O, A or B under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) list;
meet or exceed the minimum language threshold of Canadian language benchmark (CLB) as per the program requirement;
hold a Canadian educational credential equivalent to high school or a foreign educational credential along with an educational credential assessment (ECA)
report must be provided from a designated agency.
How Express Entry works
Determine Eligibility in one of the three economic immigration programs: Potential applicants will need to be eligible for one of the three immigration
programs in Express Entry to get into the pool.
Create an Express Entry profile: Eligible candidates are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by creating a profile in Express Entry portal
summarizing their skills and credentials including Age, Education, Language, Work Experience, and others.
Providing valid language test results and ECA report are mandatory to submit with the application.
Following submission, eligible candidates are entered into a pool of applicants, where Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) will be automatically applicable
and applicants will be ranked on a scale of 1200 points. The higher a candidate’s CRS score, the higher the likelihood they will receive an Invitation to Apply
Express Entry– Brief