The candidate should have to create an on-line profile on CIC website. Based on the skills & score, the applicants are ranked against one another. The government of Canada chooses the best candidates out of the pool to continue with PR applications. The better your score is, the higher are the possibilities of your selection. The Express Entry validity of Profile Expiration is up to 12 months.
Receiving ITA (Invitation to Apply):
Once the candidates are selected, they get an invitation from Canadian government that makes them eligible to apply for Permanent Residence. The applicants should have to submit their electronic applications along with the necessary documents within 60 days. CIC will process the majority of complete applications within the period of six months or less.
Note: Applicants in the Express Entry pool who do not receive an Invitation to apply – ITA for permanent residence after 12 months may resubmit their profile and re-enter the pool if they still meet the criteria.