Canada Admits 92,000 Immigrants Through Express Entry During 2018 -4th July, 2019

Canada Admits 92,000 Immigrants Through Express Entry During 2018
Canada has admitted 92,000 fresh Permanent Residents by using its Express Entry system during 2018. This is actually the increase of 41 percent in comparison to 2017 as per the new report of I.R.C.C. to the Federal Government.

The ambitious increase

This increase in admissions is in sequence to the Canada’s increasing admissions targets in the Federal High Skilled Immigration Programs in the management of the Express Entry system.

These are:  

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • Canadian Experience Class

Some of the Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs

Moreover, the federal government and many provinces/territories offer varied immigration streams for selecting candidates from the Express Entry pool. Such candidates later get the opportunity to submit the PR application.

Canada has an ambitious admissions target for these Express Entry programs which increased in 2018. The plan is to continue to increase it each year in the future.  Even the admission target in PNP was also expanded to 55,000 in 2018. It will also increase it each year in the future.

Many candidates receiving the invitation gain the admission in the following year. the major reason for the increase in Express Entry admission in 2018 was that the applications of many High Skilled candidates was processed in 2017, but they were admitted in 2018. Also more applications of candidates were processed and admitted by using the PNP in 2018.

The Admissions comprise of principal applicants plus the family members accompanying them.

Program Invitations

All Eligible candidates in each program enter into the pool where they get a rank based on a score under the Comprehensive Ranking System. The factors here include education, age, and work experience and language proficiency besides other factors. The candidates with the high rank receive the invitation to apply for PR in Canada in regular pool draws generally happening every two weeks.

The report demonstrates that there was a submission of 280,000 Express Entry profiles in 2018. 70 percent of these were eligible in one of the three High Skilled programs.

The candidates in Federal Skilled Workers category had a share of 47,523 of 89,800 (53 percent) ITAs in 2018,.

The fact is that the adjustments to the CRS introduced in 2016, favor candidates who have a high human capital score, in the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class.

Candidates of the Canadian Experience Class came second for the ITAs in 2018 with a share of 30,571.  904 ITAs were issued to candidates for the Federal Skilled Trades Category. 71 percent beneficiaries, who received invitations, did not claim extra points and, among the claimants five percent possessed a Canadian job offer.

Provincial invitations

A provincial nomination is a valuable factor in the Express Entry system that awards 600 additional CRS points in favor of the candidates who receive it.  This is an effective guarantee to get the invitation to apply for Canada PR.

Totally 10,802 candidates in the Express Entry having the provincial nomination received an ITA in 2018. The figure for 2017 was 8,733. Admissions of fresh PRs, using the PNPs, aligned with the Express Entry, also increased in 2018. There was an increase in Nova Scotia, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia in this category.  Ontario had a yearly increase of 3,082. Ontario was a destination for 64 percent, among all candidates, seeking permanent residence through Express Entry last year. Among the 122,247 applications received in the year, 78,838 preferred Ontario as their destination. BC was second at 22,153 applicants, and Alberta was next at 8,868, followed by Saskatchewan 3,708 and Nova Scotia 3,532.

Who are the invitees?

Software Engineers prefer Canada and received the most ITAs last year, followed by Information Systems Analysts/Consultants, and Computer programmers.

Top 10 Occupations — 2018

Number invited

% of all 2018 ITAs

Software Engineers — NOC 2173



Information Systems Analysts and Consultants  NOC 2171



Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers — NOC 2174



Financial Auditors and Accountants  NOC 1111



Administrative Assistants NOC 1241



Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations NOC 1123



University Professors and Lecturers  NOC 4011



Financial Investment Analysts NOC 1112



Professional Occupations in Business Management Consulting  NOC 1122



Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Managers  NOC 0124



Indian Citizens get many invitations

Indian Citizens received 41,675 or 46 percent ITAs, in the Express Entry invitations, last year. China was second, with 6,248 ITAs, and Nigeria, received 6,025 ITAs.

Central human capital factors

The Human capital factors are language proficiency, age, education, and work experience collectively, providing the CRS score of a candidate to the limit of 600 points.

The data of IRCC shows that 51 percent candidates, receiving the ITA, had the age between 20 and 29 years. 48 percent had a Master’s degree or a professional degree, and 42 percent had three years’ post-secondary credentials. 60 percent did not have the work experience in Canada. Finally, 39 percent had overseas work experience of five years or more.

The Canadian Express Entry has evolved in a big way in 2018. The present year, promises to better the figure of 90,000 overseas workers and their families in Canada arriving last year. The targets are higher for 2019 and 2020.

We present such details of surveys and reports and you can contact us for additional details.

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