Express Entry

Immigration to Canada based on Express Entry System  

General background

The Express Entry (EE) system was launched on January 1, 2015, as a new method of managing applications for permanent residency. The process is used in the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and is also part of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Under this system, skilled foreign workers who are interested in moving to Canada create an online profile. Those who meet the minimum criteria for one or more of the designated programs are entered into a pool, assessed and given a ranking using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Individuals with the highest scores are selected from the pool and issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Who is the program for?

The Express Entry program oversees applications for three economic immigration programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The FSWP is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to permanently immigrate to Canada.

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

The FSTP is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on their qualifications in a skilled trade. 

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The CEC is for people with skilled work experience in Canada. It was developed for temporary foreign workers and foreign graduates who have qualifying Canadian work experience.

Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the EE pool through the PNP to meet local labour market needs.

Advantages of the program FOR immigration

  • Quick processing times
  • A job offer is not necessary, but may be advantageous

How Express Entry Profiles are Ranked

The calculation of points is based on:

  • Skills and experience factors
  • Spouse or common-law partner factors, such as their language skills and education
  • Skills transferability, including education and work experience
  • Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
  • A valid job offer
  • A nomination from a province or territory
  • A brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident
  • Strong French language skills

The services we offer

  • Extensive consultation on preparing a quality Express Entry application
  • Full preparation, filing and continuous support at all stages of the application
  • A separate application for the Bridging Open Work Permit for a qualified candidate, as well as for their family, if necessary.


Permanent Residence Processing fee, per adult$850
Permanent Residence Processing fee, per child$230
Open Work Permit processing fee$255
Biometrics per adult$85
Right of Permanent Residence, per adult (children are fee exempt)$515
Medical exam per person (approximately)$300
Educational Credentials assessment per person  (approximately)$280
Certified Translation (per page)$35
Courier feesvaries