Express Entry System

Express Entry system designed to make the Canadian immigration process more accessible and efficient. Launched in January 2015, with three main objectives;

(1) Flexibility in selection and application management;

(2) Responsiveness to labour market and regional needs; and

(3) Speed in application processing

Express Entry uses the Comprehensive Ranking System to identify candidates most likely to achieve high employment earnings and who are able to maximize their economic performance in the Canadian labour market.

Express Entry is Canada’s evidence-based application management system for certain economic immigration categories: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The Express Entry system is not an immigration program itself, but only a system that manages the pool of candidates for Federal Economic Immigration programs, namely FSW, FSTP & CEC.

Candidate in pool gets points based on the information in profile. To be chosen from the pool and Invited to Apply (ITA), candidate needs to have one of the highest-ranking scores when IRCC send out invitations. Candidates who receive an ITA  in a EE Rounds of Invitations, can only apply for permanent residence within 60 days of receiving an ITA.

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Comprehensive Ranking System

The CRS is the points-based system that IRCC use to assess and score candidate’s profile and rank in the Express Entry Pool. Total CRS score will be 1200 that comprise a CORE set of 600 points and a set of ADDITIONAL 600 points.

CORE points up to 600:
  • Skills and experience factors
  • Spouse or Common-law partner factors, such as their language skills and education
  • Skills transferability, including education and work experience
ADDITIONAL points up to 600
  • Canadian degrees, diploma or certificates
  • A valid job offer
  • A nomination from a province or territory
  • A brother or sister living in Canada who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Strong French language skills

Most Important– Candidate and (non) accompanying family member must not be inadmissible to Canada on Medical, Criminal or Security grounds.

To know more about this program or to assess your eligibility, please fill out our assessment form and submit it through “Request a Consultation” webform.


This program is specifically designed to attract skilled workers who have foreign work experience and are looking to settle in Canada permanently


A pathway to become permanent resident for skilled workers with Canadian Work Experience


This program is designed for qualified skilled trades worker