Express Entry is an online system used by Canada’s government to manage permanent residence applications from Skilled Workers, Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience candidates.
If you meet the criteria, you can create a profile in the Express Entry pool, known as an Expression of Interest (EOI). Your age, education, work experience and language ability will be allotted a score under the Comprehensive Ranking System. This system is used to assess your profile and rank you.
How does the comprehensive ranking system work?
Candidates get points based on the information in their profile, including their skills and experience, but only the highest-ranking ones are invited to apply for Permanent Resident by rounds of invitations taken place every two weeks.
The points you get from the CRS include a core set of points up to 600 and a set of additional points of up to 600. Your total score will be out of 1,200. Core points + Additional points = your total score
Core: Up to 600 points
- Language 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: Up to 600 points
- Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
- A valid job offer
- A nomination from a province or territory
- A sibling living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident
What happens after an applicant is invited to apply?
When someone is invited to apply, we have 60 days to submit the application for Permanent Residence.
An officer will assess the profile and confirm that all information provide while creating the profile is corroborated with documentation submitted. If the officer finds that the applicant has submitted false, misleading, or wrong information, the application can be:
- Refuse the application
- Find them inadmissible
- Bar them for five (5) years from applying to come to Canada for any reason