Apply for permanent residence: Submit your Express Entry application

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply. Find out where biometrics fit into the application process.

Before you submit your application, make sure you:

The system won’t let you submit the application unless you include all the required documents and fill out all the mandatory form fields.

How to update your information after you submit your application

After you submit your application, you can use this Web form if you need to report important changes about your application, such as

If your work permit is about to expire

If you’re already in Canada and your existing work permit is about to expire, you may be eligible for a bridging open work permit. If you're eligible, this permit can let you keep working while you wait for a final decision on your permanent residence application.

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