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Express Entry

Express Entry is Canada's application management system for the following Federal immigration programs:

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

What is Express Entry?

The Express Entry system facilitates the selection of qualified candidates for permanent residence based on a point system and, as a result, allows faster processing in becoming a permanent resident of Canada.

Through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), candidates of these programs receive a score based on their human capital factors such as age, education, work experience and language skills (English or French) among others.


The candidates with the highest CRS scores receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence through IRCC Express Entry rounds of invitations. Provinces and territories also nominate candidates for their programs and allow them to apply under the Federal Express Entry system as a final step once the provincial application has been succesful. 

Canadian work experience or education is not a must but during the pandemic IRCC has been prioritizing candidates who are already residing in Canada through extensive draws under the Canadian Experience Class.

How does Express Entry work?

If you intend to apply for permanent residence under one of the three programs, you must first create an Express Entry profile. Information such as age, education, work experience and language skills must be provided.

If you meet the eligibility requirements for one of the programs, your EE profile will be placed in a pool of candidates where you will be ranked through the CRS based on your qualifications. 

Candidates may get points as individuals or as a couple. Although not mandatory, extra points are given for a job offer, Canadian education or work experience.

In order to receive an ITA, your CRS score must be higher than the minimum point set for each draw.  These are some options to achieve a higher score in the EE pool of candidates:

  • Higher CLB score in you language test (English/French)
  • Work experience and/or education, especially in Canada
  • Arranged employment
  • Provincial nomination

Upon receipt of an ITA and submission of your application, IRCC decides and accepts candidates for permanent residence by sending out Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) letters. Please note that there are additional eligibility and admissibility requirements that must be met prior to becoming a permanent resident.

The final step in officially becoming a permanent resident of Canada is settling in Canada. A PR card will be mailed to you automatically once you have entered Canada.

How I can help you

For a successful application for Canadian citizenship, it is crucial to meet all eligibility requirements and address any concerns regarding inadmissibility. I personalize my services for you based on your personal circumstances by:

  • assessing your eligibility under the Express Entry stream.
  • providing you with advice on how to meet eligibility requirements or improve your CRS score.
  • helping you identify potential inadmissibility issues.
  • supporting you gaterhing necessary supporting documentation for your application.
  • guiding you through the entire process and provide advice and instructions as needed.
  • helping you avoid mistakes that may cause delays or refusal.
  • completing, preparing, organizing and submitting your application on your behalf.
  • being your voice to Canadian immigration authorities.
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