What Is Express Entry?
Express Entry is not a new immigration program but rather it is a system to manage applications for permanent residence under some federal economic immigration programs.
What Are the Economic Immigration Programs Managed by Express Entry?
Also based on local labor market needs, some provinces and territories aim to recruit candidates from the Express Entry system through their Provincial Nominee Programs.
How to Submit an Express Entry Immigration Application?
You will need to receive an invitation before you submit an application. It is called ITA (Invitation to Apply). Follow these 2 steps below.
1- Complete an Express Entry Profile Online
If you meet the criteria of one of the immigration programs mentioned above, you will be able to create a profile in Express Entry. At this stage, you are called a candidate and you will join a pool of other candidates.
2- Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence
You will be ranked against other candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Candidates with the highest score in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply.
If you receive an invitation, submit an application for permanent residence within 60 days.