Candidates in the Canadian Experience Class received most of the Express Entry ITAs from IRCC.

More information about the employment profiles for individuals who accepted an Express Entry invitation between January and September of this year can be found in newly released statistics from the Canadian Government. A total of precisely 53,455 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were sent out by the government to aspirants for Express Entry during this period.

In October, 9,173 extra ITAs were issued.

To display the amount of ITAs by immigration program,, Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) rating, age, province (region) and profession, the numbers are divided into multiple categories.

Applicants for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) are screened via the application management system Express Entry. Moreover, it manages a portion of the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program).

Although the prerequisites for each program are different, all applicants are assessed and rated using the CRS, which gives points for a candidate’s employment attributes, including age, level of schooling, employment history, and language competence.

Candidates for Express Entry who have been nominated through the PNP are also taken into account in the data. An Express Entry candidate’s profile automatically receives 600 CRS points after they get a provincial nomination.

In general, CEC applicants in their twenties who are employed as software engineers and who currently reside in Ontario or plan to do so are most probably going to receive an ITA, based only on currently obtainable information.

Invitations According To Program

Most ITAs were given to candidates in the CEC during the initial nine months of 2023. All CEC candidates meet the language competency requirements of the IRCC and have at least twelve months of qualifying job experience in Canada. 23,910 CEC candidates in total (or around half of all ITAs) received an ITA.

Candidates for the PNP received the third-highest number of ITAs, at 13,655 (about 26% of all ITAs), while candidates for the FSWP received the second-highest, at 15,855 (almost 30% of all ITAs).

In the FSTP, candidates received no ITAs.

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