Express Entry is an electronic platform employed in 2015 to manage skilled individuals seeking permanent residency in Canada through three key immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Applicants create online profiles, and the federal government assesses their eligibility for these programs. Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This point-based evaluation system considers age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors.
The highest-ranked candidates in the Express Entry pool receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency from the Canadian government. Additionally, Canada has specific categories for certain candidates who may qualify for ITAs through category-based selection criteria. This efficient system streamlines the immigration process for skilled workers aiming to become permanent residents in Canada.
**Quebec manages its own skilled worker selection process, the below-mentioned eligibilities do not apply to candidates living in the province of Quebec.