According to a statement released by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in July 2019, applications for permanent residence submitted through the Express Entry System in 2018 were processed in about five months. This showed that the IRCC met one of its objectives because it aimed to process 80% of all the Express Entry Applications in at most six months; when the system was launched in 2015.

The Express Entry takes the shortest time to process permanent residence applications in Canada. When provincial nominees apply to be Canadian permanent residents through regular streams, they have to wait for about 15-19 months to have their applications processed. With the Express Entry system, it takes an average of about six months. This is only a part of the entire Express Entry Immigration process that has four significant steps. There are:

1. Creating your profile
You have to create your profile if you want Express Entry’s consideration. You will require some documents to do so. These include your official language test results in either French or English and evidence that you are educated. If you were schooled outside Canada, you must acquire an Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA) so that you can create your Express Entry Profile.

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