SOFTWARE ENGINEERS AT THE TOP TO RECEIVE EXPRESS ENTRY ITAs IN 2018 -9th July, 2019

SOFTWARE ENGINEERS AT THE TOP TO RECEIVE EXPRESS ENTRY ITAs IN 2018

Based on the 2018 year-end report of IRCC for Express Entry the Software engineers and designers were at the top to receive Express Entry Invitations to apply in 2018. It also states that the candidates belonging to the Express Entry in the occupations associated with the information technology, as well as business and financial services received the most ITAs last year.

Software engineers and designers totally receive 6,126 invitations during 2018. The figure is 7% among the total invitations to be issued. In 2017, they had received 4,873 invitations. During 2017, the Information systems analysts and consultants received the most (5,199) invitations. The position of the Software engineers and designers was second in 2017.

Most widespread occupations in ITAs

NOC

Job Title

Number

%

2173

Software engineers and designers

6,126

7%

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

5,429

6%

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

3,450

4%

1111

Financial auditors and accountants

2,483

3%

1241

Administrative assistants

2,335

3%

1123

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

2,049

2%

4011

University professors and lecturers

1,942

2%

1112

Financial and investment analysts

1,921

2%

1122

Professional occupations in business management consulting

1,915

2%

0124

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

1,775

2%

Other

60,375

67%

Job offer is not a necessary requirement in Express Entry

An interesting fact of the 2018 year-end report regarding the Express Entry is that 10% among the candidates receiving the ITAs for permanent residence possessed a job offer issued by the Canadian employers.

The job offer issued by the Canadian employers is not an essential requirement for applying in the Express Entry, but the candidates having it get extra points in the Comprehensive Ranking System. When candidates have a regular job offer, they can claim additional 50 CRS points. Additionally when the job offer covers the position of a manager the candidates get 200 extra points. Moreover, the candidates must get a high CRS score to obtain the ITA; they aim to improve their score through obtaining the local job offer.

The Canada Job Bank

The candidates get access to the Canada job bank that is often used by local employers for finding skilled overseas nationals who are eligible for various job positions on offer. The employers can easily match their requirements and hire the eligible candidates in Express Entry. The figure for the Express Entry candidates receiving the ITAs last year with the job offer was 9308 from the total of 89800 candidates.

Most popular job offers among ITAs issued

NOC

Job Title

Number

%

2173

Software engineers and designers

691

9%

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

675

7%

2171

Information systems analysts and consultants

450

6%

6322

Cooks

440

5%

4011

University professors and lecturers

414

5%

6311

Food service supervisors

412

5%

5241

Graphic designers and illustrators

296

4%

0013

Senior managers financial, communications and other business services

243

3%

0213

Computer and information systems managers

227

3%

0016

Senior managers construction, transportation, production and utilities

171

2%

Other

4,101

51%

Express Entry is an easy and fast immigration pathway in Canada that caters to the requirements of the eligible overseas skilled workers. Contact us for knowing your eligibility and migrate to Canada at a close date.

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