How Express Entry works
Express Entry is an online system that we use to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers.
Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible
There are two ways to find out if you’re eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry:
Step 2: Get your documents ready
You need documents, such as language test results, to show that you’re eligible for Express Entry. Some documents take a long time to get, so you should get them ready now.
Step 3: Submit your profile
Your Express Entry profile is where you give us information about yourself.
If you’re eligible, we’ll accept you into our pool of candidates.
You’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile.
Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence
We send invitations to apply to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If we invite you to apply, you’ll have 90 days to submit your application for permanent residence.
We’ll process the most complete applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less.
- Apply permanent resident.
General questions about Express Entry
Filling out your profile
Work experience and job offers
Applying online and technical help
Federal skilled workers
Canadian Experience Class
Provincial nominees and Express Entry