Commonly asked questions: What is the Initial Express Entry profile and is it different from the actual application?Commonly Asked Questions

Your Express Entry profile is only valid for 12 months from the time you submit it. However, you should review and monitor your profile constantly to make sure that you do not miss out on any opportunities. If you have not received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in that 12 months, then you will have to submit a new Express Entry profile.

Candidates stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If you do not get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence within 12 months of submitting an Express Entry profile, you will want to submit a new profile. If you still meet the criteria, you can re-enter the pool.