If you notice something is amiss with your Express Entry profile after you get your ITA, you have options to avoid losing your chance at permanent residency.

If you were issued an invitation through the Express Entry system, and you find some missing or out-of-date information on your profile, you might have to make a difficult decision in order to stay in good standing with the Canadian government.

Before you get your Invitation to Apply (ITA) you can make changes to your Express Entry profile without explanation. So, it goes without saying it is in your best interest to update your profile as soon as changes happen in your life that would affect your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, or eligibility for one of the Express Entry-managed programs.

Once you receive your ITA, your Express Entry profile automatically gets recorded in the Global Case Management System (GCMS). It is up to you, the applicant, to ensure that the information is still correct before you submit your application for permanent residence. Failure to do so may cause significant consequences that affect your plans to move to Canada. If IRCC finds that you have misrepresented yourself, you may be banned from applying for Canadian immigration for five years.

When reviewing your application, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officers assess all the documents you have submitted in  support of your application and issue a decision on your immigration application. The Canadian immigration authorities will verify the completeness of your application, as we as the content of the documents you have provided. If your application is incomplete, there is a high risk that IRCC will return your application, which is not the same as being refused.