Last Updated: 14 August 2021
The Express Entry system was launched in 2015. Since 2015 Federal Skilled Worker applications were managed by the new Express Entry System. Express Entry is one of a kind system developed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), to invite only the brightest talent to immigrate to Canada.
The system allows each candidate who wishes to immigrate to Canada, to create an individual profile. After creating the profile the candidates are ranked according to the following factors:
- A. Core / human capital factors (age, education, language skills, work experience)
- B. Spouse or common-law partner factors (education, language skills, work experience)
- C. Skill Transgerrability factors (Canadian work experience with high language and education skills)
- D. Additional Points (for education in Canada, relatives living in Canada, employment in Canada and other such factors)
Each candidate is given a score called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Candidates with the highest scores are invited to immigrate to Canada. The higher the score, the better chances you have to be invited to immigrate to Canada.
Draws are usually conducted at regular intervals, there could be 3 or 4 draws each month, or even more, but that could vary depending on the need of the government. Once the draw is conducted the highest-ranking candidates are further invited to immigrate to Canada, therefore they are invited to apply for permanent residence.
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Below is a detailed breakdown of how each of the factors affects the scores, and how much each candidate can score, based on the factors involved.