Express Entry is an online application management system which aims to ensure faster processing and better economic outcomes for permanent residence to Canada under federal and certain provincial programs.

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will submit a profile in the Express Entry pool, known as an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Rounds of invitations under Express Entry

Candidates are ranked under a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest-ranking profiles are selected from the Express Entry Pool and receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

The federal government issues invitations at regular intervals during the year.


  • Express Entry Mid-Year Report 2018
  • Express Entry End-of-Year Report 2017
  • Express Entry End-of-Year Report 2016
  • Express Entry End-of-Year Report 2015