Express Entry

Express Entry

Express Entry is the quickest and most popular route for immigrants seeking a new life in Canada to get permanent residency. Every year, around 110,000 skilled professionals enter Canada through the Express Entry system.

Express Entry is the preferred method by which the Canadian government grants skilled employees permanent residence. This Express Entry program is designed to manage professional worker applications for permanent residency. This approach will allow IRCC to handle the volume and kind of skilled worker applications more efficiently by establishing a pool of competent individuals from which Canadian firms, provinces, and territories can recruit and select skilled immigrants.

Eligible candidates must register on the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada website (IRCC). They are assigned a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score.

IRCC invites immigration candidates with the highest CRS scores to apply for permanent residency every two weeks. To enter the pool, eligible candidates must meet the Express Entry Canada requirements by qualifying for one of the following Canadian immigration programs.

Processing Time for Express Entries

If you qualify for Express Entry, your application may remain in the pool for up to 12 months, depending on your CRS score and the government’s purpose during the respective draws. If you are invited to apply by the IRCC, you will have 60 days to complete an online application for permanent residency. The IRCC hopes to process your permanent residency application within six months. You can update your profile and re-enter the pool if you have not received an ITA within 12 months.

Express Entry Encompasses Three Canadian Immigration Programs:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class