Best wishes! An invitation to apply (ITA) for an Express Entry visa to obtain permanent residence in Canada has been issued to you. Although this is fantastic news, work still has to be done. To make sure that the application goes smoothly, let's go over the three steps:

Step 1: Assemble Your Records

Gathering all the supporting documentation for the information you submitted in your Express Entry profile is the first step. Here is a list to help you get going:

Required Documents Description


A copy of the passport’s biographical data page for you and your family members accompanying you.

Birth Certificate

Submitting the birth certificate for all individuals included in your Canada PR application.

Marital Status

Provide relevant documents based on your marital status, such as marriage certificate, divorce certificate, etc.

Language Test Results

Submit approved language test results, including those of your spouse if applicable.

Work Experience

Evidence of work experience, including reference letters, employment contracts, and payslips.


Copies of certificates, diplomas, transcripts, and Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) reports for foreign education.

Proof of Funds

Official letters from financial institutions showing sufficient funds to support yourself and your family.

Medical Examination Confirmation

Electronic copies of confirmed medical examinations to demonstrate good health.

Police Clearance Certificates

Certificates showing zero criminal background for you and your family members.


Digital photographs of yourself, your spouse, and your dependent children.

Processing Fees

Fees for principal applicant, spouse, and dependent children.

Provincial Nomination

Copy of provincial nomination (if applicable).

Proof of Relative

Proof of relationship with a relative in Canada (if claimed points for).

Offer of Employment

Job letter from a Canadian employer (if applicable).

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Step 2: Send in your application for PR

It's time to finish your electronic Application for Permanent Resident (PR) on the IRCC web interface after you have all your paperwork in order.  Make sure you pay any biometric fees and provide all relevant documentation.

Step 3: Evaluation of Applications

The IRCC will carefully analyze your application after it is submitted.  Most Express Entry applications are handled in six months or less if all the required information and documentation are submitted accurately and completely.

If you are rejected, don't give up! If you create a new profile and make sure you meet all the conditions for Canada PR eligibility, you can still take part in future Express Entry draws.

If accepted: Following approval, you'll get a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR).

Your paperwork has been checked. Await entry into Canada until you receive further instructions from the IRCC.

Getting an ITA is a big step towards realizing your ambition of living in Canada. You will have no trouble getting Canadian PR approval on time if you carefully follow these steps and make sure your application is precise and comprehensive.