Express Entry is the flagship system that Canada uses to manage immigration applications submitted by skilled workers around the world.
Launched in 2015, Express Entry has revolutionized Canada’s immigration system.
Before Express Entry, Canada processed immigration applications from skilled workers in the order they were submitted. This resulted in a very slow system since more applications were submitted than Canada could process.
As such, successful applicants often needed to wait several years, sometimes five years or more, before Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) would grant them permanent residence (PR).