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An Overview of Express Entry Performance till date in 2016

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 05, Dec 2016

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The year 2016 has been significant for Canada immigration as well as for the popular express entry system of Canada. The federal government of Canada let in record number of immigrants this year through various channels. The decision of letting in over 25,000 refugees from Syria by Prime Minister Trudeau was also point of debate and discussion.

We have seen several changes implemented this year, records been broken in terms of ITAs, and so on. All in all, it was an eventful year for Skilled Immigration in Canada through the Express Entry system. As we are heading towards the end of this year, lets do a small overview of the Express Entry performance and statistics in the year 2016 so far.

Overview of Express Entry Key Statistics in 2016

Here are the key statistics of Express Entry System this year:
  • A total of 24 Express Entry draws have been launched this year by IRCC till mid of the November (last draw was launched on November 16)
  • Till 24th draw of Express Entry launched on November 16, 2016, IRCC has issued 28,349 ITAs for PR
  • About 55,000- 60,000 applicants are still active in the EE Pool
  • More than 25,000 candidates (who were registered in express entry) and their family members have landed in Canada as permanent residents till date.

It is interesting to note here that a candidate can be issued more than one ITA. For instance, if an applicant has been issued an ITA by IRCC, but he/she is not prepared to apply for PR, the candidate can enter again in the EE pool and can be issued ITA once again.

Number of ITAs drastically increased September 2016 onwards

Though, the there was not much excitement among the express entry applicants until September, however, after the first draw launched in the September the number of ITAs have increased drastically.

In fact, in last three draws, the highest number of candidates is invited for Canadian PR by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). We might see 2-3 more draws before the end of 2016. And these draws are expected to be the same way as well. Looking at the proceedings, the express entry applicants have got the best opportunity at now to obtain the invite from IRCC.

What you must do as a Canada immigration aspirant?

If you are willing to apply for permanent residency in Canada, this is the best time to get registered in the Express Entry System. With the falling number of qualifying marks and increased invites, you have best chance of securing the PR visa at now.

You may coordinate with registered migration expert at Visas Avenue to get the best assistance and support for immigration to Canada through Express Entry or other immigration programs.

To discuss your eligibility and immigration plan, you may call the Visas Avenue experts at 011-48447777, 011-46194650 (Delhi), 040-42467777 (Hyderabad), or 080-46668222 (Bangalore). If you have any query, you can email it at to get prompt and relevant reply from the expert.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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