Apply for permanent residence:  Express Entry

Before you apply for permanent residence

You can only apply for permanent residence through Express Entry if you’ve received an invitation to apply.

Once you have your invitation to apply

There have been some changes to the way we process applications because of COVID-19. Find out how you’re affected.

Your Express Entry invitation to apply is valid for 90 days only. You should start filling out the online form right away so that you can get all the information and documents you need before your invitation expires.

Follow these steps to fill out the online form:

When filling out the form:

  • all of your answers must be complete and true
  • make sure all the mandatory fields are completed or you won’t be able to submit your application
  • you can save your information on the form and go back as often as you need to


For your application: $1,325

Include your spouse: $1,325

Include a dependent child: $225

Processing time ?

6 months

You may need to give biometrics with your application. This processing time includes the time you need to give your biometrics.

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