Starting January 2015 Immigration Canada implemented an electronic system called Express Entry in order to manage the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades, and some Provincial Nominee Programs.
STEP 1- Express Entry Pool profile creation:
You will have to fill out the forms with all your information (work experience, education, age, etc.). At this point, you do not have to provide supporting documents. However, if you do not fill the forms properly your application could be disqualified later. If your profile is accepted then it will be in the Express Entry pool for up to 1 year. We make sure that all the forms are filled accurately to avoid any future problems for misrepresentation, errors, or omissions.
STEP 2 – Permanent Residence Application:
Immigration Canada will choose the best profiles according to a points system and other factors (such as occupations in demand) on average once or twice a month. If you are invited to apply, you will have only 60 days to submit your Permanent Residence Application online. All the supporting documents must be submitted and they must be consistent with the forms that you submitted in Stage 1. Since you only have 60 days to submit your application we have implemented a priority system to deal with the Express Entry cases. According to Immigration Canada, once they have received your complete application they will process it within 6 months.