Once you have completed your language exam and obtained your results you can create your Express Entry profile on the IRCC website. An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) may be required in some cases. Creating and submitting a profile will allow you to enter the Express Entry pool. Depending on your score, you could get an invitation to apply for permanent residency!
Here’s how to get started:
To create your profile on the Immigration Canada website here, you will need:
This will give you an account with a login and with your official CRS score. A profile is free to create and takes about 20-30 minutes. Once you start creating your profile you have 60 days to complete it so make sure you have the required information available to you within the 60 days.
Once your profile is created, you can submit it to the Express Entry pool. This means you are in a group with everyone else who submitted a profile, assuming you are eligible for one of the Express Entry programs.
Every 2 weeks or so, Immigration Canada does a draw where they invite everyone who has a score at or higher than the draw number. For example, if they do a draw with a minimum score of 456, then every person in the pool with a score of 456 or higher will get an invitation!
While in the pool, you can also get nominated for PNPs – these are programs run by provinces who can nominate certain applicants that may not have a high enough score to get an ITA from the draw. You can learn more about PNPs here!
Your profile will remain in the pool for 12 months. Make sure the information stays up-to-date and is accurate because if you receive an invitation, you will have to prove all of it with documentation.
If you want to learn more about Express Entry or other immigration programs, make sure to signup here to learn more.