We rank candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). When we hold Express Entry rounds of invitations, we
- choose the type of round we’ll hold
- decide the number of candidates we need to invite
- identify the highest-ranking candidates from the pool who are eligible for the chosen round type
- invite these candidates to apply for permanent residence
Types of rounds of invitations
We hold different types of rounds of invitations throughout the year.