Express Entry Applicants

New Information Reveals Express Entry Applicants Most Likely To Get An Ita This Year

The Government of Canada recently launched data detailing the type of Express Entry candidate, primarily based on a variety of factors*, who most often received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.


The results of this data came from an evaluation of all Express Entry draws carried out by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) between January and September 2023. During the 9-month duration that this was assessed, a total of 53,455 ITAs have been issued to Canadian immigration applicants.


Note: Express Entry is the call of Canada’s federal application management system for immigration applications to three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). It also manages a part of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).


*The factors taken into account by the government data included such things as the number of ITAs issued by program, province, Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, age, and profession.



Based at the information available, the candidates most likely to receive an ITA in 2023 were CEC applicants who were in their 20s. This group was found to also most usually be software program engineers who lived or intended to live in Ontario.

By Program


Broken down by the number of ITAs issued to candidates in each of the three programs managed by the Express Entry system, most invitations were issued to CEC candidates. Candidates from this program were issued 23,910 (almost 45%) ITAs.


FSWP candidates received around 30% of all Express Entry ITAs between January and September this year (15,855 ITAs) whilst PNP applicants had been issued 13,655 ITAs (some 26%). No FSTP candidates received an ITA over these 9 months.

By Province


Based on the province of residence (or intended province of residence) for Express Entry ITA recipients, almost 50% of all ITAs in the reference period were issued to people in or headed to Ontario. The next 3 top provinces by number of ITA recipients were British Columbia (10,655), Alberta (five,280), and Nova Scotia (1,595).


No other province received greater than 1,500 ITAs.

By Age


The following listing breaks down ITAs issued by age between January and September 2023.


  • 19-29: 28,970
  • 30-39: 20,865
  • 40+ : Less than 4,000

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