The main source of skilled foreign workers in Canada is the Express Entry System. It is responsible for managing the candidates for three Federal High Skilled immigration programs. These are the Federal Skilled Worker Class, candidates from Canadian Experience Class, and those from Federal Skilled Trades class.
2019’s first six months were the system’s busiest since it started operating in January 2017. During that first half of 2019, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held 13 draws and issued a sum of 41,800 invitations to apply (ITAs). The Comprehensive Ranking System plays a crucial role in determining who gets an ITA.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
The CRS is used to award eligible candidates scores for ranking them after they have been entered to the Express Entry pool. Factors that contribute to a candidate’s score include education, age, knowledge of French and English languages as well as their skilled work experience.
One may get additional points if they have a provincial nomination, are educated in Canada or have an arranged employment in the state. Those who score the highest get the invites to apply for Canadian permanent residence; via regular draws from the pool. You do not require a job offer to enter or be picked from the Express Entry Pool. The process usually takes two weeks.
The following are some other things that were observed from the Express Entry mid-year 2019 report.