As a potential candidate, you are required to complete an online express entry profile. It will help you to provide useful information about your:

  • Work experience
  • Skills
  • Education
  • Language ability, and
  • Other useful information that may be needed.

If you meet any of the criteria listed above, then you may be accepted. You are also encouraged to promote yourself to potential employers in many ways like recruiters, job boards etc.

For an offer of employment to be accepted in express entry and received points, the employment agency must need an LMIA from ESDC (although, there are few exceptions to this rule).

You don’t need to pay any LMIA fee if you are applying to be a permanent resident.

Note: if you are qualified for the express entry pool, you won’t be guaranteed to apply for permanent residence. Those applying for permanent residency must meet the basic admissibility and eligibility criteria as clearly stipulated in Canada’s immigration law.