What is Express Entry?
The Express Entry program is a system that processes applications for various federal economic immigration programs. The Provincial Nominee Programs can also draw applicants from this system. These are the federal immigration streams that you can apply for through the Express Entry system:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Provincial Nomination Program
- Foreign Skilled Worker Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Class
After applying for Express Entry, you are placed in a pool with all the other applicants. These programs are very competitive. Immigration candidates are ranked against each other, and only the highest-ranking individuals receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.
To apply through the Express Entry system, you must qualify for one of the relevant immigration streams. If you do not qualify, your profile will be rejected.