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Express Entry has invited 87,350 candidates this year - Likely to over achieve annual target

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 17, Nov 2020

Express Entry has invited 87,350 candidates this year - Likely to over achieve annual target Express Entry is one of the most popular immigration programs across the world. It has been the key source of skilled migration to Canada in last few years. This year, despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited record number of candidates through express entry, to apply for Canada PR visa.

Canada immigration through Express entry

The EE system allows the skilled and talented people to register their profile and subsequently, issue invitations to apply for Skilled PR visa to the candidates with top ranking profile. Since 2nd September 2020, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is consistently inviting the 4,200 or above candidates. For last two draw it is inviting the 4,500 candidates.

Canada Express Entry Invitation this year 2020

Until 5th November Express Entry System draw, the IRCC has issued 87,350 invitations and now its 4,450 invites away from the annual target for this year, i.e. 91,800.

Hence, looking at the number of invitations issued in last couple of draws, we can say that it is just a draw away from achieving the annual target. Even if, IRCC achieves the annual target for Express Entry Invitations in the next draw, there will be two more draws this year (considering the fortnightly draw pattern of IRCC).

It means the IRCC will surpass this year's target for express entry invitations. If it happens, it will be a good sign for the applicants.

Annual Target vs Invitations (From 2017 until 5th November 2020)

Annual Target vs Invitations (From 2017 until 5th November 2020)

Express Entry- the fastest way of obtaining Canada PR visa

Express Entry system is the fastest way of applying for and obtaining the Canadian Permanent Residency (PR). Once you have received the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canada PR visa and subsequently, have submitted the PR application, your application is processed within 6 months.

Hence, if your point score or Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is high enough in EE system, you must apply Canada PR through express Entry system only.

Moreover, you still have Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) pathway available in case, you are not getting ITA through express entry due to low point score.

Prepare you immigration file now to immigrate to Canada on PR visa in 2021

If you have a plan to immigrate to Canada on PR visa in 2021, it is the perfect time to prepare your immigration file and documents. You may get in touch with Visas Avenue- the leading and trusted Immigration Advisor and Consultant for Canada to confirm your eligibility and apply for PR through an ICCRC registered immigration expert.

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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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