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Indians received most number of Express Entry Invitations for Canada PR in 2017 & 2016

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 04, Jun 2018

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New Express Entry report from Canadian government reveals that Indians received the most number of ITA (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) in last two years. This report has been released by the Canadian government to review the popular and fastest economic immigration program of Canada. The report also emphasizes on the YOY performance of the Express entry immigration system in 2016 and 17.

Express Entry ITAs to candidates from Different Countries in 2017

The latest express entry report has released the list of top 10 countries of citizenship of candidates to whom maximum ITAs have been issued. India leads the tally as 36,310 invitations received by Indians in 2017, followed by China (7,466), Nigeria (5,130) and Pakistan (3,339).

2017 Express Entry ITA Issued Chart Country Wise

Total 86,022 Express Entry ITA (Invitations to Apply) in 2017 and Indians account for 42 percent of these invites, followed by China (9%) and Nigeria (6%).

Also read-What Makes Express Entry an Easiest route to relocate to Canada this year

2016 Express Entry ITA Issued Chart Country Wise

The year 2016 was not much different as both Indians and Chinese received most ITA (Invitations to Apply) again in this year, followed by Philippines, United Kingdom, and United States.

Candidates with IT Occupations invited more

The candidates with IT occupations received most number of invitations last year and most of them were the IT Professionals from India. The top three IT occupations
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants,
  • Software Engineers and Computer Programmers and
  • Interactive Media Developers.

The information and technology occupations often remain the top occupations in the Canada immigration invitation list.

The Provinces that welcome most immigrants last year

British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta remained the provinces, which received the most number of invitations in the year 2017. A considerable rise also noticed in the invites issued to Atlantic Provinces of Canada, i.e. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In the year 2017, a total of 65,401 candidates and their families landed in Canada as permanent residents through federal Express entry Immigration System.

Rise in the Number of Invites in 2017 due to relaxed immigration rules

Relaxed immigration rules in 2017 from liberal government of Canada caused maximum number of Canada PR invitations issued. The government has changed several immigration rules and process requirements in last couple of years, as a result more and more people became eligible to receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs) even with relatively low CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score.

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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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