We choose skilled immigrants as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in our economy. Our system to manage how people with skilled work experience apply to immigrate to Canada is called Express Entry.
Immigrate as a skilled worker through Express Entry
Services and information
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’re invited to apply, how to fill out the form, upload documents, pay fees and submit applications.
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.