Express Entry is used to manage applications for permanent residence under the three federal economic immigration programs:
Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through their Provincial Nominee Programs to meet local labour market requirements.
Benefit: If you are invited to apply for permanent residence under Express Entry, you will benefit from fast processing times of six months or less.
Express Entry ensures that candidates who are most likely to succeed economically – not simply those first in line – are able to immigrate to Canada.
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Three federal economic immigration programs
If you have a valid job offer, you can get additional points.
If you are in the Express Entry pool, you can start your job search by creating a Job Match account with Job Bank. If you don’t have a job when you come to Canada, you can continue using Job Bank to find a job.
A Job Match account with Job Bank help match you with employers looking for workers with your skills.
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You will be given a score to determine your place in the Express Entry pool using a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This CRS system includes factors known to contribute to economic success (such as language, education and work experience).
There are regular rounds of invitations to apply for permanent residence sent to candidates in the Express Entry pool and candidates with the highest scores will be invited to apply.
Profile in the Express Entry pool will be valid for 12 months. During that time, you will need to update your profile if anything changes, such as your level of education or language test results.
If you are invited to apply for permanent residence, the details in your Express Entry profile will be verified at that time.
Filling out an online Express Entry profile is not a guarantee that you will qualify for permanent residence.
Selected candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence
You will be invited to apply for permanent residence if you:
Most complete permanent residence applications will be processed by IRCC within six months or less.
If you are in the Express Entry pool and are not invited to apply for permanent residence after 12 months, you can re-submit your profile and re-enter the pool if you still meet the criteria.