An ITA is offered to a candidate in the Express Entry Pool who has been selected to apply for Immigration to Canada by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada via the Express Entry system, which is the main system that is used to offer permanent residency to immigrants.
Invitations to Apply are issued when the IRCC carries out a draw from the Express Entry pool once every 2 weeks. Candidates with the highest CRS Scores receive an ITA.
In short, the Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence Canada is an invitation that allows immigrants who have submitted a profile in the Express Entry system to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Documents required for ITA
- Valid passport
- Birth certificate
- Language test results
- Documentation for work experience
- Police clearance certificate
- Photographs of application
- Photographs of family members
- Canadian Education Credential (CEC)
- Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
- Letter of attestation
- Official transcripts of post-secondary education study program courses
- Secondary education documents
- Original letter from a Canadian employer indicating an offer of arranged employment
- Proof of family relationship(s) in Canada
- Proof of settlement funds
- Marriage certificate
- Divorce or annulment certificate(s)
- Death certificate(s) for former spouse(s) or common-law partner(s)
- Children’s birth certificates
- Adoption papers
- Proof of full custody for children
- Travel documents
- Certified copy of a certificate of qualification in a skilled trade occupation issued by a Canadian provincial/territorial authority
- Copies of work contracts and/or pay stubs
- Documents relating to income taxation
Please note that the listed documentation list above is not the full list. Depending on the program that you are in, you might need more or less documents.