Express Entry Service

Express Entry, the new Canadian immigration selection system, strives to make the immigration process simpler and quicker for candidates.

Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:

Immigrate as a skilled worker through Express Entry

We choose skilled immigrants as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in our economy. There is a new system to manage how people with skilled work experience apply to immigrate to Canada. It is called Express Entry.

How Express Entry works

Overview of the Express Entry system, how to fill out your online profile and how to apply for permanent residence.

Become a candidate

How to get in the Express Entry pool, what makes you eligible, what you need to put in your profile, and how the pool works.nce.

Start your Express Entry profile

What you need before you start, how to create your Express Entry profile, and what happens if you are eligible.

Apply for permanent residence

What to do if you are invited to apply for permanent residence, how to fill out the online form, upload documents, pay your fees and submit your application.

After you apply: get next steps

How we assess your application, what you need to do next, wait times for processing, and preparing to arrive.

Hire permanent workers

How to access candidates through Job Bank and get help from the Employer Liaison Network.

Quebec-selected skilled workers

Rules for immigrating to Quebec, how to apply, processing times and preparing to arrive.