8. What is the Express Entry pool?
Potential candidates who create an Express Entry profile and are eligible for one of Canada's economic immigration programs enter the Express Entry pool. These programs are the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, the Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs. The federal government and provincial governments, as well as Canadian employers, are able to select candidates from this pool. Candidates who are selected then receive an 'Invitation to Apply' (ITA) for immigration to Canada under one of the programs.