Express Entry is one way the Canadian government manages permanent
residence applications. Express Entry uses a points-based system, called the
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to automatically rank interested candidates
based on their human capital characteristics such as age, education, language
skills, and work experience, and select the most competitive for immigration.
Through Express Entry, one can apply to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker if
they meet the criteria of at least one of the three Express Entry programs.
Canadian Experience Class
for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience
work experience must have been gained in the 3 years before you apply
Federal Skilled Worker Program
for skilled workers with foreign work experience
must meet criteria for education and other factors
Federal Skilled Trades Program
for skilled workers who are qualified in a skilled trade
must have a valid job offer or a certificate of qualification