Apply for permanent residence

If we invite you to apply for permanent residence, you’ll get a message in your account that includes

Once you’re invited, you have 60 calendar days to apply for permanent residence online.

1. Check the program requirements

Make sure you’re eligible for the program you’re invited to apply for.

By checking the program’s eligibility requirements you‘ll be

If your personal situation has changed

If your situation (or that of your spouse or partner) has changed, you should recalculate your score before applying for permanent residence online.

If your new score is less than the lowest score allowed in your round of invitations, you should decline the invitation. If you decide to apply anyway, we may

Some examples of changes that could lower your score include

2. Apply for permanent residence

Our permanent residence fees are increasing

The fees for all permanent residence applications are increasing on April 30, 2024. Find out more about how the fees are changing.

Follow our instructions to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry.

You’ll need to pay

You must apply within 60 calendar days. If you don’t apply within that time (and you don’t decline the invitation)

If we remove you from the pool, to be considered in future rounds of invitations, you’ll have to

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