Number of candidates outside Canada who received invitation to apply, significantly increased - Express Entry exclusive report states

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) released an exclusive report of Express Entry, highlighting the number of candidates who were invited to apply for immigration. As of the reports, the number of candidates outside Canada who received ITA significantly increased by the end of the year, 2015. After having completed 23 draws of the Express Entry, CIC had released a similar report highlighting the number of candidates over the world who were invited for Canada immigration for half-year 2015. Comparing the reports of then and now, sources reveal the following facts:
 
  • During the first 11 draws, 85.5% of candidates who received ITA were residents of Canada. 
     
  • By the end of the 12th draw, the number significantly dropped by 61%, and 39% of invited candidates were residing outside Canada.
     
  • As more draws occurred, a significant number of ITA’s issued increased and the covered candidates residing outside Canada, belonging to different countries of the world.
     
The exclusive report also brought into the picture that a large number of selected candidates were listed among the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). This is because a huge number of foreign workers with LMIA were supported by job offers and wished to settle in Canada permanently. Moreover, the third Express Entry draw focused majorly on selecting CEC candidates only.
 
Besides highlighting the significant increase in number, the report also states - ‘future invitation rounds from the Express Entry pool will become the main source of applications to meet annual immigration levels targets for certain economic immigration programs under the Express Entry system as the older inventories are reduced.’ (The ‘older inventories’ refers to applications submitted before 2015 that remained in processing after Express Entry was launched in January 2015.) Counting on the same, Canada expects to experience a similar increase of applications from candidates residing outside Canada by the end of this year too.