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

What the Express Entry system is and an overview of the application process

Become a candidate

Find out if you can apply, how to get in the Express Entry pool, what to put in your profile, and how the pool works.

Start your Express Entry profile

What you need before you start, and how to create your Express Entry profile

Apply for permanent residence if you are invited

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 for permanent residence

How we assess your application, what you need to do next, processing times, and what to expect when you arrive in Canada

Hire permanent workers

Find 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 what to expect when you arrive in Canada

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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