IRCC Study shows better job prospects for Express Entry immigrants in Canada

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The Immigrations, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently released a report on its study on the Express Entry system in Canada. In fact, this is the first such report since the launch of Express Entry system for permanent residence in 2015. It dwells into the outcomes of employment prospects, income levels, occupation skill levels of Express Entry immigrants over the non-Express Entry immigrants between 2015 and 2018. 

The report shows stronger outcomes for Express Entry immigrants over the non-Express Entry immigrants in the Canadian labour market. The employment rate among the Express Entry immigrants in the first year after immigration is 95% as compared to 87% for non-Express Entry immigrants. 

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Also about 83% of Express Entry immigrants got employment in Canada in their field of expertise. This is to indicate the receptive nature of Canadian job market for immigrants. 

Canada is surely witnessing economic recovery post the unprecedented travel restrictions. Even the public confidence among native Canadian is in support of welcoming more immigration. Take this free online assessment to determine your eligibility for Express Entry and other options. 


Average Income higher for Express Entry Immigrants in Canada 

The report highlighted that immigrants under Express Entry were more likely to be employed in high-skilled occupations than non-Express Entry candidates. It is also evident from the chart below that the Express Entry immigrants earned about 20% more in annual employment incomes than non-Express Entry immigrants. 

employment incomes than non Express Entry immigrants

Express Entry is a federal admissions management system for three immigration programs- Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canada Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skills Trades. Quite often, dedicated streams from various Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are also included. 


FSW and CEC candidates have better employment rates in Canada when applied through the Express Entry system. Candidates looking to qualify under the most popular Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program need not have a job offer or prior work experience in Canada to apply for permanent residence. Most foreign professionals in IT, Medical, Engineers, Management sectors prefer this stream for immigration. Those interested applicants under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) must have at least one year of prior work experience in Canada.


Non-Express Entry candidates are usually immigrants with low job skills. Report found better career advancements in terms of employment incomes for them as well. 

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