Canada Express Entry

Canada Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for Canadian permanent resident through certain economic immigration programs. The Express Entry system is used to manage applications for skilled and qualified workers, skilled trade workers , and Canadian Experience Class Canada Express Entry is designed to facilitate the immigration of skilled workers to Canada “who are most likely to succeed economically. The system boasts efficient processing times, with 80% of applications processed in 6 months or less.

Those who are eligible for one of the programs managed by Express Entry submit an entry and the Canadian government issues an invitation to apply to the successful candidates who can submit an application for permanent residence. A positive result on this application will grant the applicant, and their accompanying family members, Canadian permanent resident status.

Economic value versus “first-come first-served”

And this program replaced the original “first-come first-served” immigration selection system. Express Entry was expected to be more responsive to regional labor shortages. It systemically favors qualified immigrants by prioritizing such individuals and avoids the arbitrary selections of the previous system which, in some cases, were based on a first come basis. The ideal candidate for Express Entry is “someone in their 30s that’s very proficient in one of Canada’s official languages [English and French], and is highly educated, likely at a master’s [degree] level.

The system

The total amount of immigrants invited depends on the quota the Canadian government has set for itself. For 2018 the quota set is 310,000 immigrants. This quota is then reached by skimming from the top of the express entry pool and inviting the highest ranking candidates. For example, on February 7, 2018, the quota was 3,000 immigrants.Thus the top-ranked 3,000 individuals were invited. In the past, the government has repeated this draw multiple times per year