Express Entry is an online immigration application system for Skilled Workers.
Within Skilled Workers, there are several programs of immigration, including the Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP. Applicants are ranked using a points-based system and placed in a pool. Currently, applicants are only being selected from the Provincial Nominee Program. However, other streams are set to re-open in the summer of 2022. Draws take place every two weeks.
If your application is drawn, you are invited to apply to a PNP in the Canadian province of your choice. Immigrants who wish to apply for their permanent residence status, want to live in a specific province, and have desirable skills for the labour market in that province, may apply to this program.
The latest Express Entry Draw took place on April 27, 2022. The total number of applicants in the pool was 203,773. The draw selected 829 candidates, with the lowest scoring candidate having 772 points.