The application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle permanently in Canada and participate in the Canadian economy.
How does express entry work
Express Entry is an online system that we use to manage the permanent residence requests of skilled workers.
Step 1: Find out if you are eligible
There are two ways to determine whether you are eligible for the Express Entry program:
Answer a few questions to see if you meet the minimum requirements
Read the detailed requirements of each program
Step 2: Prepare documents
You need documents (such as language test results) to prove that you are eligible to participate in Express Entry. Some documents take a long time, so you should prepare them now.
Get the documents you need
Your express entry profile is where you provide us with information about you.
If you are eligible, we will accept you to join our candidate group.
You will use a points-based system to rank in the group of express items. Your score is based on your profile information.
Check your score
Submit personal data
Step 4: Receive the invitation and apply for permanent residency
We send invitations to apply for the candidate with the highest score in the group. If we invite you to apply, you will have 90 days to submit your permanent residence application.
We will process the most complete request with all supporting documents in 6 months or less.
Application for permanent residency: express entry
Before applying for permanent residence
Only after receiving the invitation letter can you apply for permanent residency through express entry.
Apply once you receive the invitation letter
Due to COVID-19, some changes have taken place in the way we process applications. Find out how you are affected.
Your invitation is only valid for 90 days. You should start filling out the online form immediately to get all the information and documents you need before the invitation expires.
Please follow the steps below to complete the online form:
Log in to your account
Click the link to request permanent residency under Express Entry
When filling out the form:
All your answers must be complete and true
Make sure all required fields are filled in, otherwise you will not be able to submit the request
You can save the information on the form, and then return as many times as needed