According to the April edition of the Canadian Immigration Newsletter, Canada issued a total of 27,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates so far in 2019.
Data contained in the newsletter shows that there was a quick rise in the number of invitations issued in the last four months
An earlier report indicated that the Canadian permanent residence (Express Entry system) hit 22,200 in the first quarter of 2019. This suggests that the total number of ITAs issued surged by 25.6% in just one month.
Higher admission targets for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
The Canadian Immigration Newsletter further indicated that there is a high probability that the number of ITAs that will be issued in 2019 will greatly surpass 2018’s record, due to higher admission targets for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled classes in 2019 and 2020.
Note that in 2018, Canada set the current Express Entry ITA record of 89,800. A total of 21,000 ITAs were issued by April 17.
More opportunities as Canada prepares to welcome 350,000 new permanent residents by the year 2021
It has been reported that the Canadian Government plans to welcome 350,000 new permanent residents by the year 2021.
In 2018, the total admission targets for all immigration categories in 2018 was 310,000. However, the total admission targets increased to 330,800 in 2019.
According to Canada’s Multi-Year Immigration Plan covering 2018 to 2021, the total admission targets for all immigration categories have been set to 350,000.
About Express Entry
Express Entry is a selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. It is completely an electronic process involving the country’s federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.
Also, it manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main federal economic immigration programs — Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates for these categories are entered into the Express Entry pool and assigned a ranking score based on factors such as age, education, work experience, and proficiency in English or French.
The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.