The two major categories under skilled worker are express entry and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) The first step when applying under express entry is to create an express entry profile. In the online profile, you will be asked information regarding your experience, education, language and other details to assess your eligibility. Eligible candidates will be placed in a pool of candidates and from that pool; candidates will be selected based on their scores. Successful candidates that meet the threshold will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent residence.