Before Entering the Express Entry pool
Canada introduced the point-based immigration system way back in 1967. You are eligible to enroll under three Canadian Immigration Programs via the Express Entry Canada program: Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The FSW immigration program uses selection factor points to know if you are eligible for the FSW Program. After assessing the selection factors, you will be assigned a score out of 100. You may qualify for an FSW program if you are able to score 67 points or higher.
After Entering Express Entry Canada Pool
Once you have entered into the Express Entry Canada pool, you will receive a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score irrespective of the immigration program that you have applied. This CRS score will determine your rank in the Express Entry pool along with other candidates. The CRS score is the crucial factor that decides who receives the Invitation to Apply (ITA) when Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducts their bi-weekly Express Entry draw.