Express Entry

Express Entry is the new selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

Express Entry is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.

Express Entry, the new Canadian immigration selection system, strives to make the immigration process simpler and quicker for candidates.

Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Worker Program)

  • Federal Skilled Trades Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Trades Program)

  • Canadian Experience Class

  • a portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs

What Express Entry does for candidates?
  • Gets you to Canada quicker

  • Links you with employers

  • Cuts down on paperwork

Candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System, which ranks candidates under the following components:
  • core human capital factors;

  • accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors, if applicable;

  • skill transferability factors; and

  • Factors relating to a provincial nomination or a qualifying offer of arranged employment.

There are a total of 1,200 points available under the Comprehensive Ranking System.