Invitation to Apply for Canada PR- Why is it Essential?

Invitation to Apply (ITA) is a very important factor in the Express Entry process. There are so many questions hovering upon this topic. Everyone who is either planning or have already applied for Canadian Permanent Residency waits for an ITA from the Canadian government.

Hereby, presenting some key information for those applicants who are interested in becoming a permanent resident in Canada through ITA in Express Entry, the information provided may help you to know better about ITA.

ITA- Meaning and Introduction

An Invitation to Apply (ITA) is an invitation given from Canadian government officials to applicants who have submitted their profile to express entry to apply for permanent residence. the applicants who meet the desired draw results are given ITAs and if an applicant accepts the invitation, the application file is processed in 6 months or less.

How Can I Get an ITA?

To be able to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), you must have the following:

  • A highly ranked express entry profile that has an occupation that is in demand in Canada
  • A valid job offer

Well, there are some provinces in Canada where you can apply for Canadian permanent residence without job offer.

  • Nomination from a province or territory

If you get a provincial nomination from a particular province, you are entitled to receive 600 CRS score that boosts your chances to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Canadian government.

What After Submitting an Express Entry Profile?

After submitting an Express Entry profile, if you scored eligible 67 points out of 100 on Canada assessment grid, your profile will be automatically placed in the express entry pool along with other potential applicants. The applicant scoring highest CRS is invited to apply.

IRCC has an up-to-date notice about the number of ITAs being issued that month and minimum number of points an applicant needs to get an ITA.Check the Latest CRS Draw 2018!

If you meet the express entry point criteria, you will be sent an ITA during this period.

The maximum validity of your profile is one year meaning, if you are unable to get ITA for permanent residence within one year, you need to withdraw your profile and submit it again to be considered for another year.

How to Improve Chances of Getting an ITA?

The chances of receiving ITA can be increased by improving the Express Entry profile score. The higher the profile score, the better are your chances to receive an ITA.

The following methods can be used to improve your profile score:

  • Score good language proficiency score
  • Improve your educational qualification
  • Get more relevant work experience
  • Connect to provinces and territories to be considered for the Provincial Nominee Program
  • Secure a valid job offer in Canada

Furnish all the required documents as soon as you are accepted into the Express Entry pool.

What to Expect After Receiving ITA?

After getting an ITA, you will:

  • Have 60 days to apply for permanent residence
  • Submit the required documents and fees to complete your application for permanent residence

After getting a successful nod for permanent residence from Canadian government, you will get a confirmation of permanent residence (COPR) and or/a permanent residence visa.

What if an ITA is Declined by the Applicant?

If an ITA is declined by an applicant, he/she will be put back into the Express Entry pool along with other potential applicants, if still eligible. In this way, you will be considered in the future round of invitations.

However, in certain cases, you may need to be considered again for the express entry pool. Situations like:

  • Need of another job offer if got additional points for a job offer, but the job is no longer available to you
  • Update Express Entry profile if your marital status has changed

There will be no guarantee that you will receive ITA again. Henceforth, if you decide to re-enter pool, declining an invitation won’t have a negative effect on whether or not you will be invited to apply.

If you fail to reply to ITA within 60 days, your invitation will expire and thus, to be considered for future rounds of invitations you will have to:

  • Submit a new express entry profile
  • Meet the pass points requirement of 67 points out of 100 on Canada Assessment grid
  • Must be accepted in the Express Entry pool again

Need Assistance to Obtain an ITA?

The most important requirement of Express Entry is to provide complete and accurate information/documentation and get an ITA.

Without receiving an ITA, an applicant will not be able to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry program. To apply for Canada PR, you need to have an ITA that you will receive after competing from the potential applicants by scoring a good profile score.

If you wish to apply for Express Entry program to migrate to Canada, fill the free assessment form to check your eligibility for Canadian immigration.

You may contact our team of immigration experts at 7503832132 or mail your query at

Leave A Reply

More Resources