Express Entry (EE) is a user-friendly online immigration application system designed for skilled immigrants to gain entry to Canada.
Eligible candidates create profiles that are placed in the Express Entry pool. These profiles are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is a point-based system. The CRS takes into account various factors, including age, education, work experience, language skills, and more.
The highest-scoring candidates from the Express Entry pool are regularly invited by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to apply for permanent residency.
Express Entry encompasses several economic immigration programs, including:
Additionally, some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) participate in Express Entry. If you receive a nomination from a provincial authority through Express Entry, you can gain an extra 600 points for your CRS score.
To apply for Express Entry, follow these steps:
The Canadian government typically processes permanent residency applications within approximately six months.
The good news is that you can include your family members under Express Entry. This includes your:
Dependent children are defined as those who:
By obtaining permanent residency through Express Entry, your family members can also secure their own permanent residency status.