Express Entry 加拿大快速移民Q&A

Express Entry questions and answers

December 1, 2014 – In January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will launch a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

In preparation for the launch, CIC has prepared the following questions and answers to help explain the new system.

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General questions about Express Entry

  1. What is Express Entry and how does it work?
  2. How will the Express Entry system benefit Canada?
  3. When will the Express Entry system be launched?
  4. Which immigration programs will be covered under the Express Entry system?
  5. Will Express Entry change immigration program requirements?
  6. Will there be a cap on the number of candidates admitted to the Express Entry pool?
  7. What will happen to permanent residence applications you receive before the launch of Express Entry?


  1. How will provinces and territories use the Express Entry system?
  2. What is the process for potential candidates who want to use both a Provincial Nominee Program and Express Entry?


  1. How will the Express Entry system benefit employers in Canada?
  2. Have employers in Canada already been consulted on Express Entry?
  3. How will employers in Canada use the Express Entry system?
  4. Will there be a list of eligible occupations for Express Entry?
  5. Will employers in Canada be able to access the Express Entry pool directly?
  6. Can an employer who currently employs a temporary foreign worker (TFW) use Express Entry to support their application for permanent residence?
  7. Can an Express Entry candidate come to Canada and start working before they get their permanent residence visa?
  8. Will candidates with job offers be given priority?

Labour Market Impact Assessments

  1. Where can I find more information on Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs)?
  2. Will an employer need an Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire an Express Entry candidate?

Job Bank

  1. How is Job Bank being modernized?
  2. How does Job Bank work with Express Entry?
  3. How does an employer in Canada get matched with Express Entry candidates in Job Bank?
  4. Are Express Entry candidate profiles in Job Bank matched to more than one employer?

Employer Liaison Network

  1. What is the Employer Liaison Network?
  2. When will the Employer Liaison Network (ELN) launch, and where can employers access or meet with ELN staff?
  3. Will there be any cost for employers to use the Employer Liaison Network (ELN)?

Potential Immigrants

  1. How will I use the Express Entry system?
  2. How will the Express Entry system benefit potential candidates?
  3. Do I need to hire an immigration consultant or lawyer?
  4. I am currently waiting for my application for permanent residence to be processed in the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Can I submit an Express Entry profile?

Express Entry Profile

  1. Is there a fee to submit an Express Entry profile?
  2. When does a candidate’s profile expire?

Express Entry Pool

  1. Do I need a job offer to get into the Express Entry pool?
  2. If I am in the Express Entry pool, could I be eligible for more than one program?

Comprehensive Ranking System

  1. What is the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and how does it work?

Invitation to Apply

  1. How does a candidate get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence?
  2. Do I need a job offer to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA)?
  3. How long is an Invitation to Apply (ITA) valid for?

Processing Times

  1. How will Express Entry result in faster processing times?
  2. When does the six-month processing timeline begin and end?

Language Testing and Educational Credential Assessments (ECAs)

  1. How does Express Entry use the information from language tests or an Education Credential Assessment (ECA)?
  2. Do I need to get an Education Credential Assessment (ECA)?
  3. Does an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) mean that an applicant’s professional credentials have been recognized to get a license in a regulated profession?
  4. What organizations can complete an ECA or language test?
  5. How much does an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) cost?
  6. When will I have to submit my language test results and/or Education Credential Assessments (ECA)?
  7. How long are language test and Education Credential Assessment (ECA) results valid for?

Foreign Credential Recognition

  1. I work in a regulated/licensed profession. Where can I get information on how to get licensed in Canada?
  2. How will Express Entry improve the pathway for newcomers wanting to work in a regulated occupation?


  1. Is there a risk of fraud from applicants or employers?
  2. Can employers and potential candidates use recruiters and immigration consultants or Lawyers?

Budget funding and Legislation

  1. What funding is in place to support the implementation of Express Entry?
  2. What legislative provisions support Express Entry?


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