If you do not receive an ITA within 12 months of submitting your profile to the Express Entry pool, your profile will automatically expire. You can view this expiration date in your account

If your profile expires, it will be removed from the pool and you will receive a message in your account to notify you.

At this point, you can create a new Express Entry profile if you wish, provided you have:

  • withdrawn your existing profile;
  • your existing profile has expired

Take screenshots of your profile right as it is about to expire. This will make re-entering your data in a new profile much easier and save you a lot of time.

If you submit a new profile, you will essentially be starting the process over and receive a new Express Entry profile number and Job Seeker Validation code.

Do not get discouraged if you were not invited to apply for permanent residence shortly after submitting your Express Entry profile. For many candidates, this part of the process demands patience, diligence and resourcefulness.

Now is the time to get organized, to prepare for and increase your chances of obtaining an ITA.

Being proactive can make all the difference.

Let’s explore what you can do to make the most of your time while you wait for invitation rounds to take place.