The application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently and take part in our economy.
Services and information
How Express Entry works
Application process and eligibility, including work experience, education and language skills for each program
Get the documents you need
Language test results, education assessments, job offers, police certificates, medical exams, proof of funds
Submit your Express Entry profile
Create your profile, what to do while you wait in the pool and invitations to apply
Apply for permanent residence if you are invited
Fill out the form, upload documents, pay fees and submit your application
If your application is approved
Interviews inside and outside Canada, crossing the border and settling in Canada
Do you want to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant?
Find out if you are eligible to apply
Do you want to live permanently in Canada and work in a skilled job?
Answer a few questions to find out if you might be able to apply under Express Entry.
There are three immigration programs under Express Entry, and each has different requirements. You will need about 10 to 15 minutes to fill out this form.
You will be asked questions about your:
- language ability
- family members
- work experience
- details on any job offer
Based on your answers, we will tell you what programs you may be eligible for, so be as accurate as you can.
If you are eligible for Express Entry, we will give you a detailed list of instructions on what to do next. This would include filling out an online profile.
Based on this profile, if you meet the requirements, you will be put in a pool of candidates for immigration, and possibly invited to apply to immigrate.
Check your eligibility
Documents for Express Entry
You need certain documents at different stages of the Express Entry application process.
Documents for your profile
You don’t need to upload documents to submit a profile, but you may need information from some or all of these documents:
- a passport or travel document
- Venezuelan passport holders: You may need to complete extra steps when you create a profile or fill out your application.
- language test results
- proof of Canadian education or an educational credential assessment report for immigration purposes if
- you’re applying through the Federal Skilled Workers Program, or
- you want to get points for the education you got outside Canada
- provincial nomination (if you have one)
- written job offer from an employer in Canada (if you have one), proof of work experience, certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a Canadian province or territory (if you have one)
- proof of funds
Documents for your application for permanent residence
If we invite you to apply, you’ll need to upload copies of the documents you used for your profile (see list above). Most applicants will also need to upload the following:
- police certificates
- medical exams
- proof of funds
- birth certificate
- required if you’re declaring dependent children
- use of a representative form (PDF, 137 KB)
- required if you’ve hired a representative
- common-law union form (PDF, 2.22 MB)
- required if you’ve declared your marital status as “common-law”
- marriage certificate
- required if you’ve declared your marital status as “married”
- divorce certificate and legal separation agreement
- required if you’ve declared your marital status as “divorced”
- death certificate
- required if you’ve declared your marital status as “widowed”
- adoption certificate
- required when a dependent child is listed as “adopted”
You only need to submit these if we included them in your personalized document checklist. Your application may not be refused or rejected if you don’t submit these documents. They’re only used to check if you meet the requirements of the program you’re applying for.
- proof of relationship to a relative in Canada
- digital photos to confirm your identity
- other name to confirm aliases
- authority to release personal information to a designated individual form (PDF, 1.74 MB)
- any other documents that you feel are relevant to your application