Express Entry is an immigration system that was initiated in 2015 as a pathway to Permanent Residence in Canada. Express Entry is an application system for skilled workers. Skilled workers with foreign work experience are called Federal Skilled Workers (FSW).
As a Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), if they meet certain criteria, an applicant is eligible for an Express Entry profile. This profile remains valid for 1 year. An active EE profile helps the applicant to be visible for provincial nomination invitation, even if their current Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) is low to qualify for a federal invitation. In 2020, provinces like Alberta have invited applicants with an Express Entry CRS score of 300 points!! If an applicant is chosen by a province, their EE profile is increased by 600 points, helping them qualify for the Permanent Residence.