A Guide To Express Entry The Immigration Program In Canada

A Guide To Express Entry The Immigration Program In Canada

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Do you want to start a new life in Canada? Are you looking for ways to become a permanent resident of the Great White North? The Express Entry immigration program may be just the solution you need. But before choosing it, it is important that you have all of the necessary information before embarking on your journey. In this blog post, we will share an overview of the Express Entry system and how it works, and its benefits for employers and immigrants alike!

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online application system the Canadian government uses to manage applications for permanent residence in Canada. It was launched in January 2015 and allows eligible candidates to submit their profile into a pool of applicants. From there, potential immigrants are ranked according to a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) based on factors including education, work experience, language skills, age and more. Candidates with the highest CRS scores are then invited to apply for one of Canada’s three federal immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program or Canadian Experience Class.

Who is Eligible for Express Entry?

Express Entry is open to those who meet the criteria of one of the three immigration programs mentioned above. These include people with specific work experience and skills, a certain level of education, adequate language proficiency in either English or French, an established job offer from a Canadian employer and more.

How Does Express Entry Work?

We touched on the CRS earlier, but let’s explore it more deeply now. As part of their Express Entry profile, candidates are required to submit a number of documents indicating their eligibility for one of the three immigration programs mentioned above. Their profile will then be ranked according to the CRS, which is based on factors such as education level, work experience, language proficiency in English and/or French and other criteria such as age, a job offer from a Canadian employer, spouse’s skills etc. Candidates with the highest scores get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.

What Are the Benefits of Express Entry?

The benefits of Express Entry are plentiful for both employers and immigrants. Let’s take a look at how they can benefit each:

For Employers

By participating in Express Entry, employers can access a larger pool of highly skilled workers quickly and easily without having to go through traditional recruitment processes. This can save time and money as there are no advertising costs or long waiting periods associated with finding applicants. It also allows employers to access qualified workers from outside Canada if they cannot find suitable candidates domestically.

For Immigrants

Express Entry streamlines the immigration process, making it faster and more efficient for potential immigrants. This can allow those who are eligible to become permanent residents of Canada in less time than through traditional immigration processes. Additionally, it eliminates uncertainty, as applicants know their chances of being accepted into the system beforehand based on their CRS score.


In conclusion, Express Entry is an excellent opportunity for both employers and immigrants alike. It provides job seekers with easier access to Canadian employers and makes it simpler for employers to find qualified workers quickly. Through its ranking system, Express Entry also guarantees that only those who meet the necessary criteria will be invited to apply – making it an attractive option for all aspiring Canadians!

Need Help With Your Express Entry?

Tkachuk Immigration Services can help you every step of the way. With our team of experienced professionals, we are ready to assist and guide you through the entire process – from filing your Express Entry profile to obtaining a Canadian Permanent Residence Visa. Contact us today, and let us show you how we can make your immigration dreams a reality!


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