Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Most of the Express Entry candidates immigrate through tech occupations
Express Entry candidates in certain tech careers received the most invitations to apply (ITAs) from 2016 to 2020. There were three occupations in the tech sector which were the most popular ones among the applicants.
The three occupations include software engineers and designers (NOC 2173), information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) and computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174).
There was significant variation in terms of gender balance since the majority of ITAs were issued to men. Male software engineers and designers received 5,000 ITAs out of 6,665 invitations issued.
Majority of the females were administrative assistants (NOC 1241) and food service supervisors (NOC 6311). Apart from the five occupations listed, there were 10 occupations which made up the majority of invitees as well.
These 10 occupations are as follows:
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (NOC 1123)
Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1222)