Once you submit your application for EE, the Canadian immigration authorities will scrutinize your application. They will check whether you have completely filled out your application for permanent residence and whether the information has been entered accurately.
In the second step, the authorities will verify whether you have paid your application-processing fee. Next, your eligibility criteria against the information provided in the application will be assessed and your documents will be checked.
Once your application is reviewed, you will get a notification in your online account. The government of Canada will also send you updates about your application status through your online account. If more documents or information is required, the same will be communicated to your through your online account.
If the authorities are satisfied with your application and documents, you would be called for an interview. Again, you must check your online account for your invitation to an interview.
On the other hand, if the authorities are not satisfied with your application for permanent residence, or if you have failed to provide sufficient, true, or accurate information in your EE profile, your application may be turned down. In severe cases, you may be banned from applying to visit or move to Canada for any reason for up to 5 years.
Your application for EE will be processed within six months of submitting it. You can avoid any delays by keeping your EE profile and online application updated for information like your address, email address, phone number, and family structure.
You can expect the application processing time to be delayed if there is a need to verify your information, there are unforeseen events like security issues, or authorities need to run a background check on you. If you want to check the status of your application, you can do so by accessing your online account.
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