Permanent Residency with Express Entry to Canada

Express Entry is an online system that is used to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Canadian Experience Class

compare all express entry programs here(

and each has different requirements.

The selection criteria is based on your:

  • age
  • language ability
  • family members
  • education
  • work experience
  • skill transferability and
  • other factors (eg. details on any job offer)

Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet local labour market needs.