To expedite the Permanent Resident Visa process, the Canadian Government started the Express Entry system for various Economic Immigration Programs. As it is an electronic process, it allows for online submissions, which shortens the time needed to process, which average around six months.
Express Entry processes the following programs:
Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) - some programs