Express Entry is the immigration platform used to manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:
- The Federal skilled worker program
- The Federal skilled Trade program and
- The Canadian Experience Class.
It is a process whereby skilled immigrants are chosen and permitted as permanent residents in Canada based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in the economy is called express entry.
This process begins with filling an online express entry profile, to a pool in which highest ranking candidates are selected and issued an invitation to apply for permanent residence. Candidates will be awarded points for:
- A job offer, and/or
- A nomination from a province or territory, and/or
- Skills and experience factors.
You have 60 days to submit an online application for permanent residence after your entry pool has been selected. The majority of completed applications will be processed in 6 months or less. Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If you do not get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence within 12 months of submitting an Express Entry profile, then you can submit a new profile. You will can selected if you meet the criteria in the new profile.