The express entry provides a framework in which Canada welcomes economic immigration to the country. In particular, the system will accept 110, 770 new individuals to the country this year. According to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), this number is bound to increase to 117, 500 between the years 2025 and 2026. So, if you’re interested in working and living in Canada this is the high time to try your luck. There are several programs within the Express Entry System you can try and here is what is done to determine candidates’ eligibility in different fields.

Classification of Express Entry Classes

Express Entry, an application management system, is divided into three federal Canadian economic immigration programs namely:

  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • The Federal Skilled Workers Program FSWP)
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

These different programs hallmark different eligibility criteria to vet the applicants. Candidates who meet the standards of any of the programs above are then placed into the Express Entry pool. Here a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used to assign points to the shortlisted candidates. The aforementioned system assigns points based on human capital factors such as:

  • Language ability- English and French are the official Canadian Languages based on the province or territory you wish to work and live
  • Education
  • Work experience

The process of point assignment is also sometimes affected by marital status. Even better, potential candidates can always calculate their points by use of our interactive calculator on the platform.

Draws for Express Entry Candidates

IRCC, a body that oversees the Express Entry system, holds draws for interested candidates who wish to come to Canada annually. This department extends invitations to eligible candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence (PR).

Recently, IRCC has come up with new category-based draws encapsulating individuals with specific language abilities or professional experience that are in demand in the country. Candidates that meet the required minimum Express Entry CRS score for any programs above are eligible.

When candidates receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), they are required to submit applications during the stipulated timeframe. These candidates then undergo rigorous screening and they must be able to pass a series of checks that determine if you meet the criteria as provided in their application. After a successful undertaking, candidates are granted PR status, an honor that allows them to reside in Canada permanently as free citizens. At this point, they have the freedom to work or study in the country as they please.

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