Recipients of an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence can start looking for work in Canada, and fortunately, a lot of options are available for these applicants. They can use online networking, Canada’s employment service called the Government of Canada Job Bank and LinkedIn to land their Canadian-based jobs.

Canada’s Express Entry

Those who received an ITA from Canadian immigration chose the Express Entry route to move to Canada. The Express Entry system, operated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a popular route because of its three programs: The Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Skilled Worker Program and the Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

When you get the ITA from the Express Entry draw, you can start submitting your Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR).

Applicants have up to 60 days to submit their eAPRS to the IRCC, and the latter needs to follow the service standard for processing and approving the applications. As of this writing, the organization expects to process about 80% of the eAPRS, within six months from application.

While waiting for the approval, applicants may start looking for a job. Note that there’s no guarantee your application will be approved, but if you’re confident, feel free to start looking for work.

Where to Start Looking for Work

Before submitting your job applications, consider working on your CV, ensuring it has all the relevant work experiences you’ll need when applying. Below are some of the places and platforms you can use to land your dream job in Canada:


Do you use LinkedIn? Think of this platform as the social media for professionals. LinkedIn is one of the best places to find work in Canada because most organizations or businesses use this social media platform to look for potential team members.

LinkedIn has a job search tool you can use to find available jobs in Canada. You can filter the type of jobs available, which city they’re located in, and whether they’re remote or office-based. It’s a valuable resource for ITA recipients; however, ensure your LinkedIn profile is attractive. If you haven’t updated your profile yet, now’s the time to publish your relevant experiences and skills, attracting potential employees.

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