for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently
Express Entry is an application management system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage and process applications received through three of Canada’s federal economic immigration programs for skilled workers.
Express Entry is a competitive immigration system, ranking all eligible candidates against one another and then inviting the best ranking candidates to apply for Canadian permanent resident status. Candidates are ranked against one another based on their age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and other factors.
Express Entry, first introduced in 2015, has become the main driver of skilled worker immigration to Canada and one of the most popular immigration systems globally. Individuals and families around the world can immigrate to Canada within just a few months through the Express Entry immigration selection system. Under Express Entry, individuals and families wishing to settle in Canada can become new permanent residents within just a few months.