Express Entry is a point-based system used to process PR applications for all four programs; Canadian skilled workers class, Canadian skilled trades class, Canadian Experience Class; and Provincial Nomination applications. Each program has its own requirements and the candidate must be able to qualify for at least one of these programs. The candidate’s points depend on many factors such as level of education, work experience, English or French language proficiency level, age, relatives in Canada, the profile of the spouse, the availability of job offer from an employer, and nomination from a province.
Once a profile is created on the EE platform, it is assessed, assigned points depending on the information provided, and added to a pool with other profiles. The highest scoring profiles are offered invitations as per the merit in every draw. Some draw target only a particular program so the cut-off points can sometimes differ from one draw to another by a great margin. The candidate needs to submit all supporting documents within 60 days of invitation and thereafter, the PR approval is expected within six months in most cases. Although it might seem that it is not a very complicated process, it needs to be handled professionally as there are many underlying complex issues that can trick you.