Express Entry - Apply for Permanent Residence
Express Entry is Canada’s online system to invite and manage Permanent Resident applications from skilled workers from around the world. It is also one of the fastest ways to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.
Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet local labour market needs.
How Express Entry Works
Collect your documents
Two of the documents you will need to start are English and/or French language test results and in some cases an Education Credential Assessment if you completed your studies outside of Canada to show that you’re eligible for Express Entry.
Submit your profile
You will have to populate your Express Entry profile online with information required by Immigration Canada and then submit it online.
If you’re eligible, we’ll accept you into our pool of candidates.
Once your Express Entry profile has been submitted, Immigration Canada will rank and award you points. Your score will be based on the information in your profile.
Express Entry Pool Draw
Approximately every 2 weeks the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration draws profiles from the Express Entry profile pool based on the minimum number of points that he decides before the draw that a profile must have. If your profile has that minimum number or points or more, then it will be drawn by the Minister.
Invitation to Apply
If your profile is drawn by the Minister, then you will be sent an electronic Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. You will then have a fixed number of days to submit your application for permanent residence online to Immigration Canada.
Processing your application
Immigration Canada will process most complete applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less.
Eastman Law Office can help you with Express Entry
As your legal representative, Eastman Law Office will assess how many Express Entry points you may be awarded for your profile. Eastman Law Office will also provide you with your options for increasing your Express Entry points.
When you receive an Invitation to Apply, Eastman Law Office will professionally and thoroughly prepare and submit your permanent application to Immigration Canada.
Once your application is submitted to Immigration Canada all future correspondence and communications about your application will be sent directly to Eastman Law Office.
Our law office will continue to be your legal representative until a final decision is made on your Permanent Resident Application.
Call Eastman Law Office at (905) 451-1550 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence through Express Entry.
Click below to fill out our online form for Express Entry.