Hire permanent workers

Express Entry is a system used to manage applications for these immigration programs:

If you are a Canadian employer, you can hire Express Entry candidates to meet your labour needs when you can't find Canadians or permanent residents to fill job vacancies. You can use the same recruiting and hiring practices you use now.

In some cases, you also have access to candidates through private sector job boards and Provincial Nominee Programs. The Government of Canada’s Job Bank has also introduced a matching function to connect eligible employers with Express Entry candidates.

If your business is outside Quebec, IRCC's Employer Liaison Network (ELN) officers can explain how Express Entry works and can help you find candidates. ELN officers are located across Canada.

Note: We have made some changes to Express Entry, including the number of CRS points awarded for valid job offers, changing the time period for a valid job offer from permanent to one year, and giving LMIA exemptions for certain jobs.

These changes will make it easier for businesses to find candidates through Express Entry, and for skilled workers to secure a job offer. Find out more about these changes.

More resources

Employers' Roadmap

This roadmap is a guide for employers in small to medium-sized enterprises interested in hiring foreign workers.
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