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What is Express Entry?

Express Entry

Express Entry is an application management system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage and process applications received through three of Canada’s federal economic immigration programs for skilled workers:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

  • Canadian Experience Class

Step 1: Find out if you are eligible

Book a consultation with us to review your eligibility for 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 the government information about yourself. If you’re eligible, you will be accepted into a pool of candidates and you will be ranked through a points-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile.


Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for PR

Application invitations are sent to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If you are invited to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application for PR. Most complete applications that have all the supporting documents are processed in 6 months or less.


Note: Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet local labor market needs

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