In order to be in a position to receive an invitation to apply in Express Entry draw, candidates are first required to meet the eligibility criteria of one of the three immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system: FSW, FST and CEC. Eligibility criteria include language ability; education, work experience, arranged employment, provincial nomination and etc. If you are married, use the person with the highest education and language skills as the main applicant. This tool helps you to calculate score based on the answers you provide www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp.
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Introduced in January 2015, Canada's Express Entry (EE) system was developed to allow Canada to meet its future labour market needs in order to maintain long-term economic growth. In 2019, 85,300 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued, 40,550 of which were issued to those applied from outside Canada. The immigration target for 2020 is set at 195,800 through federal economic programs, like those under the Express Entry System, and this number is expected to significantly increase as the year continues.
Applications can take as little as six months to process, making this program one of the fastest immigration programs in Canada. Only immigrants who have the right skills required in each province can qualify, unlike the Green Card Lotteries used in the U.S.
Applicants who are successful with the program can eventually apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The system was introduced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and it is used to select candidates for immigration to Canada through many of the Federal Economic Immigration programs. Candidates who intend to apply for immigration through the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class are required to do so through the system.
The Express Entry involves two steps: 1. Complete an online Express Entry profile, be placed in pool of candidates and 2. Receive invitation to apply for permanent residence from IRCC. Candidates in the pool are raked using a point-based system (CSR).Getting into Express Entry doesn’t guarantee invitation to apply, since applicants have to meet all eligible and admissibility requirements. Upon entering the pool, candidates are assigned a CRS score based on factors including education, work experience, language ability, and other criteria. Highest-ranking candidates are regularly selected from draw and invited to apply for permanent residence. Results and previous rounds of invitations can be found at www.cic.gc.ca/english/express-entry/past-rounds.asp.