Processing federal skilled worker class e-applications received on or after January 1, 2015

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section describes how to process electronic applications for permanent residence (e-APRs) that are submitted by federal skilled worker class (FSWC) applicants who were invited to apply through Express Entry.

FSWC e-APRs are subject to the Express Entry six-month processing standard (80% of applications in six months or less).

The FSWC is prescribed as a class of persons who are skilled workers, who may become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada, and who intend to reside in a province other than Quebec.

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