What is an Invitation to Apply (ITA) Canada and how to receive one?

What is Invitation to Apply (ITA) Canada?

Those who are selected from the Canada Express Entry pool and receive an invitation to apply are eligible for permanent residency in Canada. 

Should you decide to accept the invitation, your application will be handled in no more than six months.

If you are granted an ITA, you must submit your completed permanent residence application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (IRCC) and we’re here to help you do just that! 

Published on September 9, 2023

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How Can I Get an Invitation to Apply (ITA)?

If you want to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) Canada, there are three crucial things you need to do. Want to know them? We give you step by step instructions down below!

Step 1: Create An Express Entry Profile

Invitation to Apply (ITA) Canada
There are 3 important steps you will need to follow in order to receive an ITA

You will need to create an Express Entry profile and rank high. At CanadaCIS, we have the immigration professionals who can help you through every step of this process!

Step 2. Receive A Valid Job Offer

Having a valid job offer from a Canadian employer increases your chances of receiving an invitation to apply. Our job search professionals can assist you in revising your CV to Canadian-standards, finding the best employers for you, passing the required Canadian language-tests and more!

Step 3: Receive A Nomination From A Canadian Province Or Territory

One certain method to get an ITA is to be nominated for one by a Canadian province or territory; to do so, submit an application to your chosen province’s Provincial Nominee Program.

How to Increase Your Chances of Receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA)

Scoring high on your language skills, whether the IELTS for Canadian immigration or TEF will greatly improve your chances on an ITA! Our services prepare you for any Canadian language test you choose to take!

Having a high school diploma or even a Canadian-approved diploma/certificate is a great way for you to receive an ITA! If you wish to study in Canada to improve your chances of obtaining an ITA, we have plenty of programs to offer when it comes to obtaining a student permit. 😉

Obtaining relative work experience in your industry in Canada is a sure ticket to receiving an ITA, you may do so by either working on a temporary basis if you haven’t received a permanent work permit just yet! 

Overall, it’s best to boost your Express Entry score for higher chances of receiving an ITA! By completing the requirements above, you will be well on your way to achieving your goal. 

What to Expect After Receiving an ITA

There will be a 60-day window after you get an ITA during which you may submit your eAPR (electronic Application for Permanent Residence) in Canada. You may submit it online to IRCC’s online application system. 

Take note: You will need to provide digital copies of all necessary documents.

Invitation to Apply (ITA) Canada
Make sure to submit your eAPR (electronic Application for Permanent Residence) within 60 days!

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