Express Entry is the selection system for Canada immigration. It’s completely an electronic process that is designed specifically for selecting skilled candidates for Canada immigration. The process involves Provincial, Federal governments, and Canadian employers. The express entry process is unique and has brought a big transformation in the way Canada chooses skilled immigrants for immigration to Canada.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has started the Express Entry System effectively from 1st January 2015 which allows the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to attract eligible candidates to process for Canada permanent residency.
The eligible candidates may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). For EOI, they need to create an online Express Entry profile and enter into the Express Entry Pool, where they are given a score towards the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Candidates are assigned a score out of 1,200 under the CRS. This score is used to rank the federal economic candidates for immigration to Canada. Candidates can improve their rankings and can increase their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
IRCC performs draw around twice or thrice per month from this pool of Candidates. The top-ranked candidate will receive an ITA accordingly.
CRS is not a selection criterion but it’s a ranking system for candidates who are eligible under the three primary immigration programs of Canada, “the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class”.
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The key features of the unique Express Entry System:
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