The Express Entry program is a Canadian government initiative aimed at efficiently managing permanent residence applications from skilled workers. Established in 2015 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the program fast-tracks the processing of applications from qualified professionals seeking to immigrate to Canada.
How to Select
Express Entry is an online system that manages applications for permanent residence for three different immigration programs designed for skilled workers. To determine which program is the right fit for you, you should identify your National Occupation Classification (NOC) code. The NOC code represents the occupation that best matches your work experience under Canada’s official job classification system. You can find your NOC code by visiting the official government website and following the steps outlined there.
Canada Experience Class
This is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to get PR.
Federal Skilled Trades Program
This is for skilled workers who want to get PR, by being qualified in a skilled trade.