Express Entry is the new selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

Express Entry is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers. In order to best serve your needs, please choose whether you are a potential candidate for Canadian immigration or a Canadian employer interested in hiring skilled workers.

I want to immigrate to Canada (candidates)

Express Entry candidates: A smiling woman being interviewed for a job

What Express Entry does for candidates:

  • Gets you to Canada quicker
  • Links you with employers
  • Cuts down on paperwork

Learn more about Express Entry

I want to hire (employers)

Express Entry Employers: A diverse group of businessmen and women smiling and wearing formal business clothing

What Express Entry does for employers:

  • Allows you to select skilled international candidates
  • Gets your employees to Canada quicker
  • Gives you a key role in Canadian immigration

Learn more about Express Entry

Tools and Resources

Latest News

  • Newfoundland Targets 50 Percent Increase in Immigration Numbers by 2022

    The government of Newfoundland and Labrador wants annual immigration numbers to increase to 1,700 new permanent residents per year, an increase of around 50 percent on current intake numbers.

  • March 24 Express Entry Draw: 3,749 Candidates Invited

    The second Express Entry of the March, and the 57th in total, has taken place. A total of 3,749 candidates were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada, with each invited candidate having 441 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points at the time the draw was performed. Candidates who receive an ITA are now in a position to submit an application for Canadian permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Accompanying family members, including spouses or common-law partners, as well as dependent children, may also come to Canada along with the principal applicant.