Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage Canadian permanent residence applications for filling labour gaps through certain economic immigration programs. Launched on 1 January 2015, this immigration system is used to select and communicate with skilled and qualified applicants, it also manages a pool of immigration ready skilled workers. Express Entry is designed to facilitate express immigration of skilled workers to Canada “who are most likely to succeed economically.” The system is identified to be efficient in processing times, with 80% of applications processed in 6 months or less compared to an existing one.
1. Federal Skilled Worker
Federal Skilled Workers are persons with suitable education, work experience, age, English and/or French language skills and who are selected under the Express Entry Immigration system to apply for permanent residence.
2. Federal Skilled Trades
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is one of the programs that is managed by the Express Entry immigration system. This program is designed for foreign trade workers with work experience in eligible trade occupations to immigrate to Canada.
3. Canadian Experience Class
The Canadian Experience Class is a permanent residence category for people with skilled work experience in Canada. It was developed for temporary foreign workers and foreign graduates with qualifying Canadian work experience.