A candidate’s application will then be ranked based on many factors including:
Candidates must submit a valid language test and an Educational Credential Assessment (if education is outside of Canada).
IRCC select candidates by issuing an Invitation to apply (ITA). Invitations are issued on a regular basis every 2-4 weeks. If invited, a candidate has 60 days to submit an online application for Permanent Residence. IRCC will usually process this application within 6 months. Once an application is submitted, all information within a candidate’s profile is ‘locked’ and cannot be changed. Invited Candidates must still meet eligibility and admissibility requirements under Canada’s Immigration Law.
Completing an online Express Entry profile or entering the pool doesn’t guarantee that we’ll invite you to apply for permanent residence. If any mistakes were made in the Express Entry profile that resulted in more points than a candidate should have received, then the application could be denied even if all other criteria for immigration are met. It is important to complete your profile accurately.
A candidate can stay in the pool for up to a year and resubmit their profile if not invited.