Canadian Express Entry – Immigration Program 2015
Express Entry is the new selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.
Express Entry is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.
In order to best serve your needs, please choose whether you are a potential candidate for Canadian immigration, or a Canadian employer interested in hiring skilled workers.
Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- a portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs
As of January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs.
The Express Entry system is the first step to immigrate to Canada under these programs. Potential candidates can complete an Express Entry profile at any time. Note that there is no deadline to complete a profile and there are no caps on the number of candidates that will be accepted to the pool.
Anyone who is accepted into the Express Entry pool could get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. Draws to invite candidates to apply will take place regularly over the course of each year. We will only pick the top ranking candidates no matter when they were accepted into the pool.
If you are invited to apply, you will have 60 days to submit a complete Application for Permanent Residence online.
The first draw for an invitation to apply is planned for the last week of January 2015.