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The total number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued so far to Express Entry Candidates who applied for the Canadian Permanent Residency in 2019 has hit 35,100. This is contained in the Canadian Immigration Newsletter which was recently published for May 2019.

According to the newsletter, Canada has issued a total of 35,100 ITAs to Express Entry candidates so far in 2019.

Recall that Nairametrics earlier reported that ITAs candidates rose to 31,250 in April, implying that ITAs issued to Express Entry Candidates increased by 12.3% in just one month.

In recent weeks, Express Entry Candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination through Express Entry-aligned immigration streams in British ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitoba and Ontario.

Admission targets for 2019: Canada has increased its 2019 admissions target for the three Federal Skilled programs managed by the Express Entry system and is slated to raise them again in 2020 and 2021.

Note that Canada plans to welcome 350,000 new permanent residents by the year 2021. The admissions target for 2019 is 81,400 new permanent residents, which is an increase of 6,500 admissions compared to 2018’s target of 74,900.

How to Improve Your Chances: Express Entry candidates can improve their CRS score in a number of ways, with a nomination through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program being the most viable in terms of points.

Express Entry Candidates with a provincial nomination for permanent residence receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.

Some Recent Events: The total invitations issued to skilled worker candidates in 2019 hit 4,320 in May 2019. Manitoba invited 196 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in an Expression of Interest draw held May 23.

Out of the 196 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued, 119 went to candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream, 60 went to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates, and 17 were issued through the International Education Stream to international graduates of Manitoba post-secondary institutions.

Also, Ontario and Alberta issued new 557 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates draws held May 15 and 22 respectively with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 301.


Applying on your own: Nairametrics has explained how you can apply for Canadian Permanent Residency on your own. We live in a world where we have many more opportunities today than we did yesterday. So many people can move, travel and build a life in a totally different place from where they were born. Some countries, like Canada, have impressive policies that allow skilled people to earn permits to live and work in Canada.

Read further: [How to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residency from Nigeria on Your Own]


  1. Look at us, watching our most important resource – human capital – being taking away right before our very eyes. 😥


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