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Can I apply for express entry from outside Canada as a PGWP holder?

MoHadhrami

Member
Jun 5, 2018
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Hi All,

My 3 year PGWP has been approved while I was away from Canada and I am currently visiting the UAE on a visit visa.

Can I apply for express entry while I am here and then enter Canada on my PGWP in a few months? Or is it better to wait until I am in Canada and apply as an inland applicant?

Will I be allowed to enter Canada if I have a pending EE application? And would I be able to complete the application if I am approved after? I am planning to go to Canada in July.

Thank you
 

Naturgrl

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Apr 5, 2020
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You can apply for EE and enter if you have your name in the pool. To enter Canada on your PGWP, you need a TRV and either a valid job offer or proof you normally live in Canada. Proof is rent you are paying, utility bills, car loans etc.
 
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MoHadhrami

Member
Jun 5, 2018
14
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Thank you for your reply.

Let's suppose I submit my EE profile get the invite and submit my application for EE. While it is processing for 6 months or so, would I be able to enter to Canada under my PGWP status? What happens if it is approved while I am in Canada?

Thanks for your help. I am just unsure if I should just wait and submit my profile from within Canada or use this time.