The Express Entry program was implemented at the beginning of 2015, with thousands of hopeful international applicants entering the ring. By the end of July 2015, the Canadian Government had conducted 13 draws, issuing 15 980 invitations to these people for permanent residence.
You may be wondering what Express Entry is, and simply put, it is a system whereby applicants are invited to submit their profiles to a collective pool and the Canada Job Bank. Based on education, age, skills and language abilities, applicants are awarded points. Canadian employers are then able to select applicants from this evaluated group of people.
Though the scores at the launch of this program seemed to be higher, there has been a gradual decrease in recent months, with some applicants receiving an invitation without a LMIA or PNP nomination.
The program has garnered much attention and praise due to its excellent inventory of potential skilled candidates, through an easily managed system.
Express Entry – The Numbers
36.57% – Percent of active candidates in the Express Entry Pool relative to the number of Express Entry Profiles submitted.
61% – Percent of applications for permanent residence received by CIC relative to the number of invitations issued.
87% – Percent of active candidates in the Express Entry Pool with CRS scores of 300- 450.
21% – Percent of invitations issued to Indian Nationals representing the first source country of nationality.
19% – Percent of invitations issued to Philippine Nationals representing the second source country of nationality.
7% – Percent of invitations issued to United Kingdom Nationals representing the third source country of nationality.