Update To Processing Instructions For Applications Submitted Under Express EntryDue to various amendments to the Ministerial Instructions and Regulations as part of the Express Entry reform, the following updates to the processing instructions have been made, along with some minor corrections to content:

  • The job offer duration requirement has changed from indeterminate to at least one year.

  • The requirement for clients to respond to an Invitation to Apply (ITA) by submitting an application for permanent residence has changed from 60 to 90 days before the client’s ITA expires.

  • The requirements for arranged employment have been updated to reflect that some job offers will be Labour Market Impact Assessment exempt if they meet the new criteria.

  • The generic document checklist has ceased to be in use as of the launch of Express Entry on January 1, 2015.

  • Proof of funds has been moved to the Mandatory documents (only if applicable)


    since proof of funds has never been mandatory for Canadian experience class applicants.

  • Information on documentation attesting to a civil status of legally separated has been included.

  • Wording on the Express Entry Provincial Nominee Program has been corrected to ensure consistency in guidance.

  • Wording on federal skilled worker adaptability has been corrected to reflect the current version of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations since the May 2013 amendment.

  • The requirements regarding translated documents, police certificates and medical assessments in the submission of a complete application for Express Entry have been clarified.

Read the full set of updates, here