Express Entry is an online Canadian immigration system designed to manage the application of skilled workers who want to become permanent residents in Canada.
A candidate can submit an expression of interest or profile to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Each candidate is assigned a score out of 1,200. The top ranked candidates are then selected by IRCC based on their score to apply to become a permanent resident.
Selection factors include but are not limited to:
There are three (3) categories within the Express Entry program:
In order to assess whether you qualify for Express Entry immigration, fill out our free assessment.
This points-based system ranks applicants by their points, with applicants who meet the threshold getting invitations to apply under the program. An applicant’s points are determined through various economic factors, such as: age, education level, skilled work experience, and proficiency in one (or both) of Canada’s official languages; English and French.
The Express Entry system is an economic immigration program for skilled and qualified workers to obtain Permanent Residency in Canada. The program has one of the most efficient processing times, with most permanent resident applications being processed in approximately 6 months.
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