13. What does 'invitation to apply' mean?
An Invitation to Apply (ITA) is offered to any candidate in the Express Entry pool who has been selected to apply for immigration to Canada by the federal government, a Canadian province or territory, or a Canadian employer. An ITA is offered if a candidate:
- is among the top ranked in the Express Entry pool based on his or her skills, education and experience;
- is nominated by a province or territory; or
- has a valid job offer from a Canadian employer (subject to the Labour Market Impact Assessment in place at that time).