Express Entry is Canada’s new selection system for economic immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. Candidates for Express Entry are awarded up to 1200 points under a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) ranking system meant to identify those candidates most likely to succeed in Canada. Express Entry is a complete electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers. The highest ranked candidates in the Express Entry pool will receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply) after which they will have 90 days to complete an application for Permanent Residence in Canada.
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Express Entry Processing Times
The processing time standard for applications through Express Entry is six months for 80% of cases. Processing times are measured from the day a complete application is received until a final decision is made by an immigration officer. IRCC is meeting processing time commitments for all cases finalized.
Immigration Plan for 2017
Canada will welcome between 280,000 to 320,000 (target 300,000) new Permanent Residents in 2017.
How to Qualify for EXPRESS ENTRY?
In order to apply through Express Entry, you must be eligible for at least one of the economic immigration streams:
- Federal Skilled Worker
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- A portion of Provincial or Provincial Nominee Program