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.

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.

Find out if you’re eligible

Use the Come to Canada tool to find out if you can come to Canada as a skilled worker.

Quebec-selected skilled workers

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

Hire permanent workers

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

What we are doing


Choose Canada

Canada has a great job market and plenty of opportunities. If you come as a skilled immigrant, you and your family will benefit from our high quality of life.

Questions about Express Entry?

Find quick and direct answers about Express Entry, including how to fill out a profile, what makes a job offer valid and how to apply online.

Do you speak French?

French is one of Canada's two official languages. People speak French across Canada—not only in Quebec. From coast to coast to coast, there are many vibrant and dynamic Francophone communities to welcome you.

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