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Express Entry

Applicants submit their information by creating an Express Entry profile. Based on information in the express entry profile, eligible candidates are accepted into a pool of candidates and ranked using points based systems. Applicants with the highest scores in the pool are invited.


Applicants have 60 days to submit their application for permanent residence.

  • It is a pathway for skilled workers either in Canada or overseas to become permanent residents.

  • It is an electronic processing system that will result in fast processing times of six months or less in most cases. 

Express entry is used to manage permanent residence applications for below immigration programs:

Suitable program to immigrate to Canada for those skilled workers who have foreign work experience

Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

This is also a federal program suitable for skilled workers having Canadian work experience to become permanent residents

Provinces also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool to meet local labour market needs.

Step 1: Create Profile:  An Express Entry profile is to be created for candidate with information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education and all relevant and required  details. Candidates must meet required criteria of at least one of three immigration programs


Candidates are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System to determine their place in the pool. The system considers skills, work experience, language ability, education and a few other factors. Candidates must constantly update their profile to reflect changes in status. 


Step 2: Invitation to Apply

Candidates will be invited to apply if:

  • are nominated by a province or territory or

  • are among the top ranked in the Express Entry pool based on their skills and experience.

if application is approved,  applicants will receive

  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)

  • a permanent resident visa (if requires a visa)


COPR will not be extended. So make sure to use it before it expires

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