Canada | Immigration | Nearly 1, 10,000 applicants received PR in 2019

Recent data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows 332,331 Express Entry Profiles were submitted in 2019 to Canadian immigration authorities.


The total number of profiles submitted reflects an improvement of over 20 per cent over the previous year and demonstrates that prospective immigrants are using the program extensively to demonstrate their interest in Canadian immigration.


On Friday, June 26th, the Department of Immigration of Canada published its 2019 Express Entry Year-End Report, which offers a detailed analysis of how one of the most innovative and highly regarded economic immigration systems in the world is evolving.


In 2019 Canada admitted almost 110,000 new permanent residents through Express Entry


A total of 109,595 primary applicants and their families were granted permanent residency via Express Entry in 2019, compared to 92,229 in 2018. This reflects a rise of 19 per cent a year over year.


Candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) represented the largest proportion of all applicants admitted in 2019 with 58,173 applications, followed by 30,230 candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and 20,014 candidates in Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and 1,178 in Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTP)


More than 85000 Express Entry Invitations were issued in 2019.


According to the report, 72 per cent of the nearly 332,000 Express Entry profiles submitted in 2019 were qualifying for at least one of the three highly qualified Federal programs, it is close to the same as past year


Overview of 2019:

  • Last year IRCC held a total of 26 rounds of invitation, with 85, 300 invitations issued in 2019.
  • Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program earned 45% of ITAs released in 2019, or 38,809 out of 85,300 ITAs.
  • Canadian Experience Class nominees earned the second-highest number of ITAs in 2019 with 30,563 invitations.
  • The number of ITAs given under the Provincial Nominee Program were 14,928 – a 6 percent improvement over the previous year.
  • Software engineers and Designers occupation received 6,529 invitations which was once again the most common primary occupation.
  • Computer Programmers and interactive media developers occupation was the most commonly arranged employment occupation
  • Many of the people who were invited were already in Canada. For all foreign nations the most common place to issue ITAs were India, followed by the United States, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan.
  • India was also the most frequent country of ITA recipient citizenship. Then it was Nigeria, China, Pakistan, the UK and Brazil.
  • Ontario is less popular than previous year but still more popular. Around 62% of Primary Applicant’s destination province was Ontario in 2019 compared to 65% in 2018.
  • The provinces Alberta, Manitonba, Nuvanut and PEI gained considerable interests of destinations.
  • The average CRS cut off score of 2019 was 461 compared to 442 in 2018. The CRS cut off ranges from 438-475 in 2019
  • The representation by women rose from 38% in 2018 to 41% in 2019. 76% women were eligible compared to 69% eligibility by men in at least one of the 3 programs of Express Entry.
  • Many women receiving ITAs had their primary occupation identified as administrative assistant. Food service supervisors were the most commonly arranged female jobs.
  • Females made up 48% of those invited by French language competence and 47% of those invited by siblings to apply.
  • In 2019, 43 per cent of all applications for permanent residency via Express Entry came from women.
  • In 2019 the average processing time of the applications was eight months. In six months, IRCC has not reached its production goal to finalize 80% of all Express Entry applications. They succeeded in completing 60 per cent of applications within six months.

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