It is a federal immigration program used to manage applications for permanent residence in one of the following categories:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
This program is also used by the Canadian provinces and territories to recruit candidates from the Express entry system through the provincial nominee programs.
Candidates are evaluated based on several criterion: skills, work experience, language ability, education and any other details that that will help CIC to assess them.
The points are granted based on the candidate profile information.
The candidates with the highest score will receive ITA (Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residency).
Additional points are allotted for:
- Study in Canada
- Valid job offer
- Nomination by a Provence or territory
All applicants for permanent residence also need to meet eligibility and admissibility requirements under the Canadian immigration law (IRPA).