Express Entry Immigration Canada
The Express Entry Immigration Canada system was introduced in Canada in January 2015 to manage applications for permanent residence in respect of all Canadian Provinces and Territories, except Quebec.
Express Entry System includes the following programs:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Some Provincial and Territorial Governments also use Express Entry as part of their own immigration programs
Immigration System of Express Entry under the Federal stream has two main steps:
- Candidates must create an online profile in the Express Entry electronic system, and qualified candidates are being added to the electronic pool of candidates for immigration to Canada;
- Immigration candidates with the highest-ranking in the electronic pool of Express Entry immigration system will receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Then, such candidates receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) during periodic Rounds of Invitations.
The Federal Government of Canada uses Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Criteria to rank immigration candidates in the electronic pool of candidates.
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments use National Occupational Classification (NOC) to determine if immigration candidates have skills at the required level. The skill level required for the Express Entry system is level 0, A, or B.
The applicants who have permanent job offers for a position at the NOC Level 0, A, or B, from Canadian employers who managed to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) confirmation, or a Nomination by the Canadian Province or Territory that participates in the Express Entry Immigration System, would receive significantly higher ranking in the electronic pool. Therefore they are very likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.
The Federal Government of Canada has been processing the applications for permanent residence in Canada under the Express Entry immigration system within 6 months of the receipt of the complete application for permanent residence in Canada.