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Express Entry Explained

Many immigrants at the beginning of their journey feel confused with all the forms they have to fill out. And, hence, they are prone to making mistakes in the Express Entry (EE) application process. Imin Consulting is here for you with a neat and straightforward explanation of Express Entry Immigration to Canada. 

If you would like further assistance with your Express Entry Application, reach us at or +1 604.904.2233. We are also readily available at all our social media channels: Instagram | Facebook | Youtube 

What is Express Entry (EE)? 

It’s an online system that helps the Government of Canada to manage Permanent Residency (PR) applicants from the Skilled Workers Category.

How does Express Entry Work? 

Express Entry manages applicants for three economic programmes and a PNP: 

  1. Canadian Experience Class 
  2. Federal Skilled Worker Program 
  3. Federal Trade Worker Program


4. Provincial Nomination Program (PNP), which fills the local labour requirements for each province. 

To read more about each program, follow the links to the government of Canada website. 

Step-by-step Application Process: 

To start your EE process, firstly, you need to complete a questionnaire to find out if you are eligible to apply. 

Then, you have to organize your documents and get all the essential ones ready upon request. Ensure to start collecting your records in advance since some of them may take a while to prepare. 

Start building your profile through the online system. If you qualify for any of the programs mentioned above, you will be selected and placed in the pool with other eligible candidates. All of your personal factors (such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency) contribute to your overall score. Hence, the higher your score the more likely it is that you will get an invite to apply for a Permanent Residency during one of the EE pool draws.

It is essential to fill the application properly and highlight all of your strong sides. Imin Consulting can assist you with that. Our experienced team will come up with a personalized approach to your application, which ensures a higher chance of getting an invitation to apply for a PR.

How often do the EE Pool Draws happen?

The draw is conducted approximately every two weeks. However, depending on the month, they may happen twice or three times. The draws may occur within a specific category or a combination of multiple. And there is no way of knowing how many invitations to apply for PR will be issued or which program the government will be drawing applications from. So ensure to regularly check your associated email address and your application status to stay on top of the news.

To get updates on the EE pool draws, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. We post each draw results every round of invitations.

Applications Expire!

Be aware that the applications expire after 12 months, and it’s your responsibility to reapply or renew the existing one. Furthermore, make sure to keep your profile up to date because it’s on you to notify about any changes to your status (i.e., change of an address, occupation, marital status, etc.).

How are EE profile points determined?

Great question! Your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is a combination of your capabilities and your personal history. Factors such as

  • Age
  • Education
  • English/French proficiency
  • Work experience
  • Having a job offer in Canada
  • And your spouses/common-law partner’s education, language fluency and work history.

are combined to determine your CRS score.

We recommend that you continue working on improving your score. For example, improving your language test results, picking up a second language, continuously gaining work experience, and pursuing additional education would be beneficial. But if you are unsure which of those boosters would be the best use of your time, reach out to Imin Consulting, and we will gladly assist you! Naturally, the higher your score, the more likely you would be invited to apply.

Do you have any more questions for us?

It is very important to understand each step of the process. Leave your questions in the comments below and will make sure to get back to you right away! We believe that the immigration process can be not only productive but also enjoyable and fun!

Post Author: IMIN