Pro-Tips On Altering Your Express Entry Profile After Receiving An ITA

Can I make changes to my Canada Express Entry profile after receiving an ITa

We are a reputed immigration consultant called CanApprove having operational branch offices across 3 continents. We take pride in processing hundreds of Express Entry candidates annually on behalf of our clients. 


So often, we have come across candidates who notice something is amiss with their Express Entry profile after receiving an invitation to apply (ITA). This may be due to skill up-gradation, language proficiency, or even out-dated information. If you are one of those candidates, fortunately, you have options to make changes to your Express Entry profile before applying for the full application. 


27,332 Express Entry Candidates Get Canada PR

For instance, IRCC held a rare and historic Express Entry nomination draw on February 13, 2021. The 176th Express Entry draw gave two surprises in the form of exuberant draw size and historic low qualifying scores.  


Canada invited every single of 27,332 CEC-specific candidates to apply for permanent residence. Typically, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) give you 90 days before submitting the full application to apply for permanent residency.   


Take this free assessment online to know your chances of receiving an ITA for Canada PR in the upcoming Express Entry draws.  


Once you receive your ITA, your Express Entry profile automatically gets recorded in the Global Case Management System (GCMS). 


However, it is necessary to ensure that the submitting information is up-to-date. In fact, failure to do so may cause significant consequences – in one of the cases, IRCC had banned the applicant from applying for permanent residency for five years for misrepresentation of information


When reviewing your application, officers assess all the accompanying documents with the application for permanent residence. If your application is incomplete on the grounds of missing documents, there is a high risk that IRCC will return your application. This is not the same as being refused.


Choosing To Decline or Not Responding To An ITA

In the event that you cannot provide all the supporting documents within the time needed to proceed with the full application, you may choose to decline your ITA. 


Note: There is a clear difference between declining an ITA and not responding.


Declining your ITA will not affect your Express Entry profile. You can still get another ITA  as long as you continue to be eligible for any of the three federal Express Entry-managed programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skills Trades Program (FSTP), and Canada Experience Class (CEC).  


People can improve their chances of getting an ITA by improving their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score through,


  • improving their score on their language test,
  • adding the latest skill certificates, or 
  • trying for a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination, which automatically gets them an additional 600 points.


Sometimes, it is not possible to get all of the required documents. To avoid breaching the 90 day period for submission, you have the option to send a letter of explanation (LOE) to the government. However, the officer-in-charge is at its full discretion to accept or reject your extension request. 

CRS Calculator

In case, you do not respond in 90 days, your ITA will expire. You will no longer be in the Express Entry pool. You may need to register for a new profile to be eligible for upcoming Express Entry draws. 


You can avoid all the confusions and keep your Express Entry profile up-to-date by letting us represent you. Our consultants are ICCRC-certified lawyers on Canadian immigration. Book your appointment today to get started. 

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