Express Entry Program and Categories
Skilled foreign workers have access to Express Entry, which manages Canada’s economic immigration programs. These are:
Federal Skilled Worker Program
Federal Skilled Trades Program
Canadian Experience Class
Provincial Nominee Programs
Candidates who are invited to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system will benefit from faster processing times of six months or less. Express Entry will also provide a pathway for skilled workers to connect with potential job opportunities in Canada prior to arrival. Express Entry will ensure that the candidates who are most likely to succeed economically, not simply those first in line , are able to immigrate to Canada.
COVID-19 Updates regarding Express Entry
Canada is still accepting Express Entry Profiles and Permanent Resident applications.
If you are currently working in Canada as an essential or healthcare worker you may have a new opportunity to apply for permanent residency!
Canada is a land of opportunity and thousands of people seek to become permanent residents and get their PR card every single year. As Canada works hard to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, these new pathways for essential workers and healthcare workers have been announced as a fast-track pathway to Canada PR.
There are 135 occupations available to apply for this new stream if all of the requirements are met.
Learn about these new permanent resident streams below!
For more updates on the Coronavirus, visit our page on the impact the Coronavirus has had on Canadian immigration.