Canada Immigration (Express Entry)
As of 1st January 2015, to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, you must use the Express Entry system. This is a process where you:.
The information in your profile will be used to determine if you are eligible to immigrate to Canada. If you are, you will be placed in a pool with other candidates and you will be ranked using several factors. Top candidates will be invited to apply and will then be able to apply online for permanent residence.
NOTE: Completing an online Express Entry profile or entering the pool does not guarantee that you will get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.
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Build your online Express Entry profile
If you do not already have a MyCIC account, you will need to create one. Then you will fill out an Express Entry profile that will tell about your:
Before You Start
Register With Job Bank
To finish your Express Entry profile you must register with the Government of Canada's Job Bank if you do not already have:
Job Bank is an easy, online job search tool which will connect you with employers and jobs in Canada based on your skills and experience. If you do not register with Job Bank within 30 days your Express Entry profile will expire. If you meet the requirements, we will place you into the Express Entry pool of candidates. You will get a message in your MyCIC account to let you know. You will be given a score using a ranking system based on factors that have been shown to help immigrants prosper in Canada. The higher your score, the more likely you are to be invited to apply for permanent residence. There will be drawing of candidates from the pool regularly and invite them to apply. If you are accepted into the Express Entry pool, you should start getting any supporting documents you may need for your application for permanent residence. You could get an Invitation to Apply at any time. You will have a better chance of being invited to apply if you:
For example, if:
Being invited to apply
If you get an Invitation to Apply, you can apply for permanent residence. You will be invited only if you:
You must submit a complete application with all supporting documents or your application will be rejected. Once you complete your application and submit it online, it will be processed quickly. The usual time for processing applications is six months or less.