Close to 110,000 principal applicants and their family members obtained permanent residence in Canada through Express Entry in 2019, according to the Express Entry Year-end Report of the year issued by the Immigration Ministry of Canada. Around one third of the Express Entry candidates who received Invitations to Apply for permanent residence in the year had indicated their occupation in the fields of information technology, business and finance.
The total number of Express Entry profiles submitted in the year 2019 is close to 332,331, which indicates an increase by 20 percent compared to the previous year. It also shows the increasing popularity of the Express Entry system as a viable pathway for migrating to Canada.
The exact number of principal applicants and their family members who received permanent residence through Express Entry in 2019 is 109,595. Compared to 2018, this indicates an increase of 19 percent, as the total number of candidates who obtained Canada PR in the year 2018 was 92229.
In 2019, the highest number of Canada PR visas were issued to Express Entry candidates belonging to the Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP). A total of 58,173 FSWP candidates received Canada PR visa in 2019, followed by 30230 Canadian Experience Class candidates, 20014 Provincial Nominee Program candidates and 1178 Federal Skilled Trades candidates.
Canada is continuing to invite a high number of Express Entry candidates despite the restrictions imposed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. If you plan to migrate to Canada, take the first step right away by filling our free online assessment form.