Canadian Express Entry program is a system to manage various immigration applications, that was initiated in the year 2015. There are three categories of immigration programs, varying on the country's economic basis, through which any person intending to live while working a full-time job in Canada, can seek immigration through.
Hence, one has to see if they meet the criteria of either Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, or Federal Skilled Trades programs. If the criteria are in fact met, the person can formally request through their Express Entry profile to immigrate and further become a permanent resident of Canada. The request is then met with a comprehensive scoring of the candidate on the basis of their work experience, skills, educational qualifications, language proficiency, and so on - also called Comprehensive Ranking System (a point-based system). These pointers are directly based on the factors that can help a candidate flourish as a migrant in Canada.
The score obtained decides the candidate's rank within the pool of candidates waiting to immigrate. Those who score the highest, are sent an issues an Invitation to Apply (ITA) the by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for an expedited Canadian immigration and then a permanent residency.
A province or territory, and even an eligible Canadian employer has the power to nominate a potential candidate from the Express Entry pool. In case of such a nomination, the person who receives a viable employment offer or an enhanced provincial nomination, gets their Express Entry score increased by a significant margin, which gives their overall profile a major push.
The process can seem a little tedious from the surface, and it sure is too; but with the help of a decent Canadian immigration partner, you will know exactly how to build your application and boost your chances at getting selected.
Comprehensive Ranking System
The Comprehensive Ranking system [CRS] is a point based system that is used to assess and score a candidate's profile to rank them in the Express Entry pool. Total number of points available under the Express Entry CRS is 1,200. You can get up to 1200 points based on the following criteria: