Skilled immigrants are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in our economy.
We assess them on their:
As of January 2015, there is a new system to manage how people with skilled work experience apply to immigrate to Canada. It is called Express Entry.
Under Express Entry, people will first fill out an online profile that includes their language test scores, their Educational Credential Assessment (if they need one) and outlines their work experience. There is no cost to complete and submit an Express Entry profile.
Based on their profiles, candidates will be ranked against each other in a pool. On a regular basis, CIC will draw top candidates from the pool and send them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Only those who get an Invitation to Apply
Under this new system, most complete applications will be processed in six months or less.
You must use Express Entry if you want to apply:
Skilled Immigrant Express Entry
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