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Express Entry Year in Review- Invited 85,300 Candidates to apply Canada PR Visa in 2019

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 02, Jan 2020

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The year 2019 has been another excellent year for the federal Express Entry system, as this point based immigration system invited staggering 85,300 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent residency in the year 2019.

This is the second highest number of invites issued by the EE system in a year. The previous best was last year only when Express Entry issued whipping 89,800 Invitations to apply for Canada PR.

Express Entry System 2019 Review

Express Entry is the most popular Canada immigration program that invite the candidates to apply Canada PR under three main categories, i.e.
  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Canadian Experience Class
Every year, thousands of skilled and talented people across the globe register their profile under the Federal Skilled Worker category of Express Entry System and most of them successfully obtain the Canada permanent residency as well, after being selected and subsequently, completing the whole PR process.

CRS score requirement in 2019

The CRS score requirement as usual has been unpredictable and volatile in the year 2019. The lowest Cut off announced by IRCC in 2019 was 438 CRS points, while high of the year went up to 475 points. Review All Express Entry Cut Off Marks in 2019

Express Entry draws in the year

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), launched total 26 Express Entry draws in 2019, out of which 24 draws were for FSW category which invited significant number of candidates ranging from 3,200 to 3,900 ITAs per draw.
Also read-Canada Immigration Programs&Requirements-2020
Review All Number of Invitation in 2019 The big draw size, i.e. 3900 or 3600 invites in most EE draws, helped IRCC to invite such massive number of candidates at the end of the year.

Express Entry is exceeding the annual target for last 3 years

In year 2019, EE has exceeded the annual target of the Canadian PR invitations, as it invited 85,300 candidates against the 2019 invitation target of 81,400. However, it hasn't happened for the first time, as IRCC is overachieving the target for last three years, i.e. since 2017. Let's take a look at the invitation target vs achievement by EE system in last few years.

Review Express Entry Annual Target vs Invitation

The Express entry annual immigration target for the year 2020 is 85,800 and looking at the current trend of invites, it is likely to be over achieved in 2020 as well.

PNPs also performed well in 2019

The Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada are often considered as the best alternate to express entry system, especially for the applicant, who don't get invite through express entry due to low point score. The express entry aligned stream of PNPs provide extra 600 CRS points to the applicants who apply in a PNP and remain successful in obtaining the provincial nomination.The target for Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada also likely to increase to 67,800 in the year 2020 and 71,300 in 2021.

Hence, if you want to immigrate to Canada on permanent visa in 2020 through express entry or PNP, it's the best time to prepare your immigration file.

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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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