Express Entry


Express Entry is an online system for processing immigration applications from skilled workers who want to establish permanent residency in Canada. It encompasses three immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). If you meet the eligibility criteria for any of the mentioned programs, you also have the option to submit an application through Express Entry for a Provincial Nominee Program. Being nominated through this route will grant you additional points, potentially expediting your invitation to apply for Canadian immigration.


  • Streamlined immigration pathway
  • Open to different professions and categories
  • Linked to various provincial nominee programs
  • Faster processing in comparison to other PR programs

Documents Required

Documentation varies depending on the stream you applied under, but in general, you have to submit the following documents:

  • A valid passport copy
  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • Work experience documents
  • Medical exam report
  • Police clearance certificates
  • Proof of education and educational credential assessment, if applicable
  • Proof of family relationship(s) in Canada
  • Copies of work contracts and/or pay stubs
  • Proof of funds
  • Fees

How to Apply

  • Create an express entry profile
  • Take an acceptable language test
  • Gather all documents
  • Submit your profile
  • After getting an invitation to apply, submit your application

Express Entry Programs