Permanent Resident Status

As of January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched a new electronic system called Express Entry in order to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs.

The new system is the first step to immigrate to Canada under these programs and anyone who is accepted into the Express Entry pool could get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence and once someone is accepted, in 60 days he/she has to submit a complete Application for Permanent Residence.

The candidates who want to live and work in Canada will complete an online Express Entry profile. They will use to provide information about their:

  • Work experience
  • Professional skills
  • Education
  • Language ability – and more details that will help them to be assessed.