On January 1, 2015, the Express Entry system was launched by the government of Canada. This system offers express entry to qualified skilled immigrants who want to come to Canada as permanent residents, as a way to fill jobs where no Canadian workers are available.
How Does Express Entry Work?
Express Entry is an online immigration application system. It allows people to submit a profile and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Candidates with highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Each profile will be given a score to define its place in the Express Entry pool using a Comprehensive Ranking System. The system includes aspects known to contribute to economic realization (such as language, education and work experience). On regular basis there are rounds of invitation to apply for permanent residents. Each profile once submitted is valid for 12 months, during that period you have to update nay information or circumstances that have changed.
Submitting a profile does not guarantee that you will qualify for permanent residence. If you are invited to apply for permanent residence, the details in your Express Entry profile will be verified at that time and will be supported by documents.