Express Entry


Express Entry is a comprehensive way of regulating applications in a number of current immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Territories and Provinces are able to recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool for a portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) in order to meet local labour market needs.

Through Express Entry, people who meet the criteria for one of these programs will be placed into a pool of candidates. The Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, and Canadian employers will be able to select people from this pool.

Employers in Canada must first make every effort to try and find a Canadian or permanent resident to fill vacant job opportunities. Eligible employers who cannot find a Canadian or permanent resident for a permanent job will be able to consider candidates from the pool who meet their needs.

Express Entry and the Government of Canada’s Job Bank will let eligible employers in Canada and skilled foreign nationals connect with one another more easily, making integration faster once immigrants arrive in Canada.


Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Points will be awarded for:

  • Qualification
  • Experience
  • Language Ability and
  • Other relevant information like,
    • a job offer and/or
    • a provincial/territorial nomination and/or
    • skills and experience – factors that contribute to success in Canada

Take a 30 Second simple assessment to know if you qualify.