Express Entry is a newly designed, electronic process system that selects foreign skilled workers from far and wide to immigrate to Canada.
It is held by the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.
There are different economic immigration programs under Express Entry as following:
- Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW);
- Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST);
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC); and
- A portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).
Before attending the federal economic immigration program, candidates should determine whether they qualify for one of these programs or not. If so, then they may enter the Express Entry pool. How to get into the pool?
Before getting into the Express Entry pool, candidates should determine themselves by using selection factor points. If the candidates are over 67 points, then they are eligible to get into the pool.
The maximum points that an individual can receive for each category:
- Language skills (maximum 28 points)
- Education (maximum 25 points)
- Work experience (maximum 15 points)
- Age (maximum 12 points)
- Arranged employment in Canada (maximum 10 points)
- Adaptability (maximum 10 points)
How to Improve the Profile and Ranking after Getting into the Express Entry Pool?
The Government of Canada selects candidates from the Express Entry pool according to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) ranking. Therefore, it is in a candidate’s best interest to improve their ranking in the Express Entry pool to maximize their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) ranks candidates under the following components, and there is a total of 1,200 points available under the CRS:
- Core/human capital factors: Age, language ability and work experience;
- Skills: skill transferability;
- Education: Canadian study experience; and
- Other considerations: Accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors, factors relating to a provincial nomination, a sibling in Canada.