Important Timelines for Express Entry Applications


Q: How long do I have to create my Express Entry Profile?

  • 60 days from the date you start it.

Q: Once I submit my Express Entry Profile, how long will it stay in the Express Entry pool?

  • 12 months from the submission date it will automatically expire.

Q: Once I receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), how long do I have to submit my Permanent Resident Application?

  • 60 days from the date of your ITA.

Supporting Documents

Expiration Timelines from the Date of Completion

  • Language Skills Test: 2 years
  • Police Certificate: 6 months
  • Digital Photo: 6 months
  • Medical Exams: 12 months
  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA): 5 years
  • Translations: No expiration date unless the document changes or becomes expired.

Government Processing

  • Times Skilled Workers (Federal): 26 Months
  • Skilled Trades (Federal): 47 Months
  • Canadian Experience Class: 13 Months
  • Provincial Nominee Online: 18 Months Via Express Entry

For more information on which immigration option is best for you and your business, or for assistance designing your longer-term immigration strategy, reach out to me directly through my contact page.  We can set up a consultation to find the immigration option that works best for your specific needs.

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Disclaimer: The contents of this blog post were accurate at the time of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact the accuracy of the information provided above. This blog post is not updated on a regular basis.

Written by Rebecca B. Tripp

Originally posted on July 6, 2022

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