Express Entry: Gateway to Canada
Express Entry eligibility is key to various Canadian visa programmes, including the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades visas.
Our professional familiarity with Express Entry protocols can save you months in delays, and help you avoid commonly encountered dead-ends and pitfalls.
We can get your started in the right direction. Our free assessment helps determine whether you are eligible for Express Entry.
Start by using the assessment tool below, and choosing ‘Express Entry’:
Express Entry eligibility and ranking
The Express Entry system ranks candidates against various criteria, including:
- Core human capital: education and experience;
- Skills transferability;
- Provincial nominations, if applicable;
- Accompanying spouse or life partner factors, if applicable;
- Qualifying offers of employment.
Candidates are then selected against their points ranking. Distinctions between candidates can come down to a difference of one or two points. There are even rules for tie-breaking!
It is imperative that you work to maximise your points to ensure the best chance of receiving an invitation to apply for a permanent residency visa.
A bit more about Express Entry
‘Express Entry’ is not a Canadian visa. Rather, it’s the marketing name of a visa processing system Canada introduced in 2015.
The Express Entry process is used to select candidates for immigration into Canada, and replaced a first-filed, first-answered queueing system.
Under federal economic immigration programs, eligible candidates are permitted to enter the Express Entry Pool.
Therefore, the first step is to determine a client's eligibility for any of a number of Express Entry visa programs.
We can help. Use our free assessment tool above, to determine whether Express Entry might be for you.
Canadian Express Entry System Explained
Name: Fundamentals regarding the Express Entry system for Skilled Workers
Description: Express Entry certainly beats the file-and-queue system, with its multi-year waiting times! But don't be confused: EE isn't a visa program, its just a system for sorting out the best visa applicants. And, it has NOT replaced the legal gearbox that drives the whole thing. So there is real danger that the simplified online interface causes you to miss essential issues.