In its year-end immigration report 2018, the federal government of Canada has revealed that more than 92000 immigrants were admitted to Canada through its Express Entry system – showing a 41% increase over the year before.
The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) year-end report 2018 further shows that 51% of Express Entry candidates who received Invitations To Apply (ITAs) for Canada Permanent Residence in 2018 were between the age of 20 and 29 years.
The findings in IRCC year-end report 2018 shows 89,800 admissions through the Express Entry system had Software Engineer as a common occupation. Information Systems Analysts and Consultants and Computer Programmer stood as the second and third most common occupation respectively, among the applicants who received ITAs.
Eligible candidates under the Express Entry pool of candidates are ranked based on a scoring system known as Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). CRS points are mainly based on applicants’ age, education qualifications, work experience and language proficiency. Regular draws that are conducted every two weeks issue invitations to apply for Canada Permanent Residence to candidates who have CRS points above the cut-off score for each draw.
The IRCC data also shows that out of 89,800 admissions through the Express Entry system in 2018 alone were divided among the three program streams as follows:
The candidates who received provincial nominations received an additional 600 CRS points in Express Entry. In 2018 alone, a total of 10,802 Express Entry candidates with provincial nomination were issued ITAs – an increase of 2069 additional nominations from the year before.
The spike in immigration admissions under the three programs managed by the Express Entry system- the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class- shall continue to rise each year till 2021. The exuberate rise in admissions is also in line with the increasing targets under the various Provincial Nominee Program in Canada which was nearly 55000 in 2018 and is only set to increase coming each year.
The year-end report notes that the provinces of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and British Columbia performed exceptionally well in welcoming the overseas immigrants. All the mentioned provinces saw an increase in admissions of new permanent residents with Ontario experiencing a year-over-year increase of 3,082.
The report also noted that 122, 247 applicants in 2018 were divided among the mentioned provinces as follows:
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