Express Entry is the new electronic system that manage applications for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FSTW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Provincial Nominee programs (PN). If you believe you are eligible under one of the above economic classes, you can complete an Express Entry profile. Your profile will be ranked among other potential candidates using a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS is a points-based system that asses your Age, Work Experience, Language Proficiency (English/French), and Arranged employment or PN nomination.
Once potential candidates have completed an Online Express Entry Profile, they must wait until they receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will have periodic rounds of invitations inviting candidates with the highest scores. Once candidates are invited, they will have 60 days to submit an online application for permanent residence. Most applications will their application processed in less than six months.