As of January 1, 2015, foreign nationals must receive an invitation from CIC before they may apply to the above programs. Express Entry eliminates the requirement to process applicants in these programs through a first come first serve basis. CIC aims to process 80 percent of complete Express Entry applications in six months or less. Quebec’s economic immigration programs are not managed through Express Entry.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced that Canada’s long awaited expression of interest program “Express Entry”. This is great news for all skilled workers around the world who are interested in immigrating to Canada
The new program involves many improvements to Canadian immigration, including quicker processing times, greater accessibility to applicants from a wider variety of different fields, and a greater focus on the quality of applications
Express Entry is used by CIC for managing the intake of economic immigration applications submitted on or after January 1, 2015, for the below programs.