Coming to Canada can be as simple as filling out an online application. This tutorial from IRCC provides step-by-step instructions on how to create an Express Entry profile. Once individuals check their eligibility for a Permanent Residency on the IRCC website, entering the pool of candidates is the next step. For this, individuals will have to take a language test and get their education credentials assessed. With those in place and depending on the points acquired, the individual will get an invitation to apply for Permanent Residency. The Express Entry profile is only a way to enter the pool of candidates and must not be confused as an application for Permanent Residency.