Skilled Immigrants (Express Entry)
The main idea in Express Entry is to choose Potential Skilled immigrants as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in Canadian economy.
Main areas of Assessment:
- English and/or French language skills
- Work experience/Canadian Work Experience
- A job offer (if applicable)
- Spouse (common-law partner) Language skills
In the Express Entry system, applicants will first fill out an online profile that includes their language test scores, their Educational Credential Assessment (if applicable) and outlines their work experience.
Based on their profiles, candidates will be ranked against others in a pool. On a regular basis, CIC will draw top candidates from the pool and send them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Only those who get an Invitation to Apply from CIC will be able to apply.
The introduced plan is to complete applications in six months or less.
You must use Express Entry if you want to apply:
Provincial nominee, (see provincial options)
Would you like to become a candidate?