Express Entry Profile and Application
Launched at the beginning of 2015, the Express Entry system is an application control mechanism which governs who will be permitted to apply for permanent residence under several of Canada?s economic immigration streams. Under the Express Entry system, each individual is ranked according to an automatically assessed point score according to a published points criteria (points are awarded based on several factors such as age, work experience, education and language ability) and only the highest ranked individuals are invited to apply for permanent residence.
Express Entry includes three major programs: - Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) - Canadian Experience Class (CEC) - Federal Skilled Trades (FST) Applicants to Express Entry must meet the minimum requirements for at least one of these programs. Draws are conducted roughly every two weeks. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration publishes the results of each draw, indicating the number of invitations for permanent residence that are issued and the minimum score needed to earn an invitation.