Express Entry


Express Entry is a secure, electronic system, which Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses to manage permanent resident applications to Canada for skilled immigrants.

  • Points are given based on factors including skills, age, education, language skills, and work experience abroad and/or in Canada
  • Candidates create an Express Entry profile and are selected at regular intervals for application for permanent via an Invitation to Apply (ITA) by IRCC
  • Must meet minimum requirements under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trade (FST), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) in some cases) categories, with or without a job offer
  • Requires one year of continuous work experience in NOC 0, A, B categories or skilled trade (non-continuous for Canadian experience)
  • Qualifying job offer can add points, but not mandatory
  • Can apply for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) at the same time for additional points
  • Dual intent is allowed if the Temporary Foreign Worker wishes to apply for PR through EE
  • Quebec work experience counts, but the applicant cannot intend to live in Quebec. For immigration to Quebec, a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ) must be obtained.
  • An Invitation to Apply (ITA) does not guarantee PR
  • Once an ITA is received, the PR application must be submitted within 90 days
  • Processing time is about six (6) months from submission of PR application
  • Misrepresentation in the application renders applicant inadmissible and subject to a 5-year ban to make future applications


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