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Canada starts 2019 on a high- Over 40,000 applicants invited in January under different immigration programs

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 08, Feb 2019

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Canadian government has indicated its positive intent towards immigration in the first month of the year itself. January 2019 was a month of new records for Canada immigration, as more than 40,000 people got the initial invite under different immigration programs, i.e. Express Entry system, Provincial Nominee Programs and family sponsored programs, etc. in fact, popular express entry system created a new record for inviting candidates in January. Let's find out more about this incredible first month for Canada immigration.

Jubilant January for the Canada immigration applicants

The New Year started well for the Canadian PR visa aspirants as the government invited the applicants under different visa programs. Over 40,000 people have got initial Canada PR pathway in the month of January itself. Canadian government has annual immigration target of 3,30,000 this year and looking at the January month statistics, we can say that IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) is well on track.

Canada plans to invite over one million immigrants as permanent residents by 2021. By next year, the annual target is projected to be 3,40,000, which is expected to increase to the staggering mark of 3,50,000 by 2021. So, if you are planning to apply permanent residency in Canada for a long time, this is the best time to apply for the same.

Also read- How to Apply Canada PR in 2019?

Outstanding month for Express Entry System

The month of January has been exceptional for federal express entry system as the program held three massive express entry draws in the month inviting a total of 11,150 applicants to apply for permanent residency in the maple leaf country.

The interesting fact is that the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada has consistently dropped the CRS score requirement or Cut off marks in the last three Express Entry draws launched on 10th January, 23rd January and 30th January respectively. In fact, in the last express entry draw, IRCC reduced the qualifying marks to 438 CRS points, which is the lowest in almost past one and half year.

Frequent PNP draws

The provincial nominee programs are not far behind when it comes to issuing invitations to the interested immigration applicants, as they issued invitations to nearly 5,000 applicants to apply for provincial nomination in January alone.Several PNPs, i.e. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), BCPNP, MPNP held their draw to invite the skilled and talented people to apply for provincial nomination. The provincial nominee programs provide relatively easy pathway to get permanent residency in Canada.

The Parent and Grandparent Program of Canada also invited interested sponsors to fill the interest to sponsor form in 2nd half of January, with a target of 27,000 EOI profiles, which was met in no time (in few minutes) in the first month of the year itself.

Encouraging signs to Apply Canada PR in 2019

If you are an aspirant of permanent residency and citizenship in Canada, the statistics in the month of January 2019 are really encouraging. It's the high time to prepare your file in coordination with a trusted Visa consultant for Canada.

You may contact visas Avenue- one of the best immigration consultants for Canada PR process. You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.


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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