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The Express Entry system is a program used by the Canadian government to manage and process applications for permanent residency from skilled foreign workers. It uses a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank candidates based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other criteria.
Periodically, the Canadian government conducts draws from the pool of candidates in the Express Entry system and invites a certain number of candidates to apply for permanent residency. The minimum CRS score required to receive an invitation to apply (ITA) can vary from one draw to another, depending on the number of candidates in the pool and other factors.
However, the Canadian government typically does not release information on the number of draws, the number of invitations issued, or the minimum CRS scores required in advance. This information is usually announced only after the draws have taken place. Therefore, it is not possible to provide you with specific information about the number of draws, invitations, and CRS scores for the year 2023.
If you are interested in applying for permanent residency in Canada through the Express Entry.

Federal Immigration Programs linked to Express Entry

. Federal Skilled Worker Program 
This program is designed for skilled workers who have at least one year of experience in a high-demand occupation. Applicants must also meet certain language requirements and have completed an educational credential assessment.
This program is for skilled tradespeople who have at least two years of experience in a skilled trade. Applicants must also meet certain language requirements and have an offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a Canadian province or territory.
This program is for individuals who have at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada. This program is ideal for international students or temporary foreign workers who wish to stay in Canada permanently.


There are six selection factors of FSWP

                       Factors                            Maximum points

Language skills                                                             28
Education                                                                        25
Work experience                                                          15
Age                                                                                      12
       Arranged employment in Canada                   10
Adaptability                                                                     10
Total                                                                                   1oo

If you score 67 points or higher, you may qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Progra

Express Entry system is a two-step process:


In order for you to apply for one of the Economic Immigration Programs, you need to have the 67 points to enter to the Express Entry System. The points are based on:
  • Work experience: at least one year, in the last 10 years of continuous full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience in a skilled occupation
  • Be able to demonstrate on an approved language test a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) seven in either English or French
  • Completed post-secondary education that is assessed against Canadian standards with an Education Credential Assessment


Potential candidate completes the Express Entry profile, an online form, for one of the Skilled Worker  immigration stream:
  • Eligible candidates have to provide personal details such as age, work experience, education, ability in French and English, family details, and ties to Canada.
  • Using these details, Canada ranks profiles in the Express Entry pool against one another (CRS) and determine who receives an invitation.


Express Entry is used to manage applications for Permanent Residence under Federal Economic Immigration programs.
Candidates in EE system are ranked against other ins the pool using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS). Points are awarded using the information in their profile.
Candidates with the highest scores in the pool are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Candidate get additional points for:
  • A Job offer and/or
  • A nomination from the province or territory, and/or
  • Qualifying Education in Canada
  • These additional points can make a candidate rank high enough to be invited to apply at the next eligible round of invitations.


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Most of the Canada’s immigration programs need applicants  a provide proof of required level of proficiency in one or both of Canada’s official languages, English and French. Applicants who can speak and correspond in one of the official languages find it easier to find a job and adjust to life in a new country. For this purpose you need to provide language test result from an approved language test.


An ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) report compares the foreign education to the Canadian equivalent. If you have more than one post-secondary degree, you usually only need to have your highest degree assessed. However, to get the highest CRS points you might get all of your credentials assessed.
If you have education in Canada, you do not need an ECA.