Create Candidate

This operation creates a candidate record in UKG Pro Recruiting. Each candidate record requires a unique email address. If the email address you submit for the new candidate is not found on any existing external candidate record, a new candidate record is created and a unique identifier is included in the response body. Retain that unique identifier for submitting applications or documents for the candidate. If the email address submitted is found on an external candidate record, make a candidates lookup request to retrieve the candidate's unique identifier in UKG Pro Recruiting. The Candidate ID is required in the POST applications request.


To access this operation, your access token must contain one of the following scopes:

  • recruiting.domain.candidates.write
  • recruiting.easy-apply

Refer to the Onboarding and Recruiting Authorization and Permissions topic for more information.