Apply for permanent residence: After you apply through Express Entry

After you apply

If your personal information changes

To avoid processing delays, use the web form to tell us about changes to your personal information as soon as possible.

You must let us know if:

  • you want to withdraw your application
  • your family composition changes, such as
    • birth or adoption of a child
    • marriage or divorce
  • you change your immigration representative
  • your mailing address, email address, telephone number or other contact information changes
  • a province or territory withdraws your nomination
  • you don’t plan to live in the province or territory nominating you

Once we receive your application, we make sure you have

We’ll contact you through your online account to

Get your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) taken

If you’re between 14 and 79 years old, you need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) for every permanent residence application you submit. You need to do this even if you gave your biometrics in the past and they’re still valid.

Find out who needs to give biometrics, how to give them, and where to give them.

If your work permit expires soon

If your existing work permit is about to expire:

  • you may be eligible for a bridging open work permit.
  • this permit can let you keep working while you wait for a final decision on your permanent residence application.

Find out how to apply for a bridging open work permit.

Verifying your information

If you are not truthful in your Express Entry profile or permanent residence application, we may

If your application is not complete, we’ll reject it and refund your processing fees.

Decision on your application

The decision we make on your application will be based on if you

When we make a decision on your application, we’ll let you know through your account.

If we reject or refuse your application

To be considered in future rounds of invitations, you have to

If we approve your application

If we approve your application

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