Express Entry System
Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for Canadian Permanent Residence through certain economic immigration programs. The Express Entry system is used to manage applications for skilled and qualified workers. The Express Entry system is designed to facilitate the immigration of skilled workers to Canada "who are most likely to succeed economically."
The system boasts efficient processing timelines, with over 80% of the applications being processed within 6 months or less. Those candidates who are eligible for one of the programs managed by the Express Entry submit an entry by creating an online profile on the Express Entry system and the Canadian government issues them an Invitation To Apply (ITA) and the successful candidates then submit the documentation to support their application for Permanent Residence. A positive result on this application will grant the applicant, and their accompanying family members, Permanent Resident status in Canada.