Express Entry

The Express Entry system implemented by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a system dedicated to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

The Express Entry system uses a points-based system. The system assigns points to the applicants English and/or French language proficiency, education, work experience in Canada and/or abroad and age. If the applicant is married or in a common-law relationship, their spouses or partners factors will also be given points based on the factors mentioned above.

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The Express Entry system is not an immigration program contrary to popular belief, but rather a points-based system used by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to select applicants for immigration to Canada under the following federal economic immigration programs;

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • Canadian Experience Class

The Express Entry system begins by determining your eligibility for the above-mentioned immigration programs.

By completing our free assessment form, you will be able to determine whether or not you are eligible to create a profile on the Express Entry system and enter the pool of candidates. Michael Monfared, RCIC, will review your assessment are will quickly inform you or your eligibility.

If you are eligible, you can proceed to the next step.

If you are found to not be eligible, and may still become eligible by improving your language proficiency, work experience and/or education.

Applicants for permanent residency who are found eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs are invited to create a profile.

Once the candidate creates his or her profile, they will be placed in a pool of candidates who are classed according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). [Link Comprehensive Ranking System for further explanation] The candidate will then create a profile with Canada’s Job Bank if he or she does not already have a job offer. Registering with the Canada Job Bank is not a mandatory requirement for candidates but having your profile in the Canada Job Bank can improve the chances of a candidate receiving a job offer from a Canadian employer.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) ranks candidates in the Express Entry pool under the following factors;

  • Core human capital factors
  • If applicable; accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors
  • Skills transferability factors
  • Canadian study experience
  • Canadian work experience
  • Qualified offer of arranged employment
  • Relatives living in Canada
  • French language proficiency

A total of 1,200 points are available to candidates

The government of Canada will select candidates from the pool based on his or her CRS score. It is strongly advised for candidates to take every measure possible to improve his or her CRS score even when they have entered in the pool of candidates to improve his or her chances of receiving an invitation to apply (ITA).