The Express Entry is a selection system for the Federal government to manage applications for permanent residence via the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades (FST) and some provincial nomination programs.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) assesses applicants based on the following: age, education, language proficiency, etc. Those with highest score will receive an invitation. The Express Entry is designed to select the best candidates and to speed up the assessment process.
The whole process can be completed online. Those who submit applications through Express Entry will obtain permanent residence within six months at the earliest.