Express Entry is an online system of managing applications for permanent residence.
Candidates complete an online Express Entry profile and provide the information about their credentials.
Express Entry system is a two stage process:
Stage 1) Online Express Entry profile
Those who meet the criteria of one of the federal immigration programs listed above will be accepted into a pool of candidates. Candidates not having a valid job offer supported by Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (if they need one), or nomination from a province or territory, must register with Job Bank. Job Bank will connect them with eligible Canadian employers.
Stage 2) Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence
Those who are eligible will be placed in the pool of candidates and ranked based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. Candidates with highest CRS Points receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
Candidates who receive an invitation to apply will have 90 days to submit their application for permanent residence.