Express Entry is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.
Express Entry will manage applications for permanent residence under following federal economic immigration programs:
Express Entry will function as a two-step process.
Step One: Potential candidates complete an online Express Entry profile
Interested candidates who meets the minimum requirement of one of the federal economic immigration progrmas (i.e. Fed. Skilled Worker, CEC or FSTC will be able to make an expression of interest application online and be a part of Express Entry pool.
Anyone who does not already have a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (if you need one), or a nomination from a province or territory, must register with Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Job Bank. Job Bank will help connect Express Entry candidates with eligible employers in Canada.
Candidates are also encouraged to promote themselves to employers in other ways, such as using job boards, recruiters etc.
Step Two: The highest-ranking candidates in the pool will be invited to apply for permanent residence
Step two will involve a portion of those candidates in the pool being issued invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
How candidates will be selected for invitation to apply from Express Entry pool?
Government of Canada has developed an internal mechanism for ranking candidates based on their human capital determined by age, education, language proficiency, work experience, Canadian work experience and whether candidate has a Canadian job offer or provincial nomination. The system is called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This helps CIC to decide which candidates may be issued invitations to apply for permanent residence.
Details of Comprehensive Ranking System are as under.
500 points available for a candidate’s core human capital (candidates with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner may be awarded up to 460 points for their own core human capital, with a further 40 points available for the core human capital of the spouse or common-law partner),
100 points for skills transferability based on specific combinations of a candidate’s core human capital.
600 points will be awarded to candidates with a confirmed job offer (i.e. having received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment) in a skilled occupation or a nomination from a Canadian province or territory.
Please Click Here for detail description of points allocation under Comprehensive Ranking System. You can use our CSR Calculator to let you know your score, which will help you decide where you stand for your qualification for Express Entry program.