The Department of citizenship and immigration, Canada published New Ministerial Instructions today explaining how candidates will be ranked and selected in the new Express Entry System. Express Entry will launch at 12 noon EST January 1st, 2015. The first draw for an invitation to apply is scheduled for the last week of January and those with valid job offers or provincial/territorial nominations will be picked first.

Citizenship and immigration of Canada has implemented new ranking system known as Comprehensive Ranking System (CSR) which will assess and scores Express Entry candidates under factors such as:

  • skills;
  • work experience;
  • language ability;
  • education; and
  • other factors

Using the information provided in the candidate’s profile, the CRS will set the candidate’s score and rank within the Express Entry pool at any given time. Note that a candidate’s rank will change regularly, while their score will only change when they update their profile information. has explained in details about the criteria and calculation of points. Please have a look at that website.