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Express Entry Invited about 90,000 Candidates in 2018- Indians got most number of Invitations

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 05, Jul 2019

visas default image The IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has released the 2018- Year end report of Express Entry System on 2nd July 2019. As per this report, Canada has invited 89,800 Express Entry candidates in the year 2018 in total 27 rounds of invitations. This is an incredible number of invites issued by any immigration program in a year. Launched in 2015 by IRCC (then CIC), Express Entry System has become one of the most popular and effective immigration programs in last few years.

How Express Entry works?

The Express Entry system is a point based system to evaluate the profile of deserving immigration aspirants and subsequently issue them Invitation to apply for permanent residency visa to move to and live in Canada on a permanent basis. It is based on six selection factors, i.e. Age, education, work experience, Language ability (English or French), Adaptability and Arranged employment. Last two are not compulsory factors. The skilled workers applicants from overseas need to score minimum 67 points in the FSW (Federal Skilled worker) category to become eligible to apply through Federal Express Entry System.

The eligible candidates find place in Express entry pool, where their profile is assessed based on CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). The CRS assess the profile of the applicants and allocate them a point score (known as CRS Score) out of total 1200 points. The profiles which are able to achieve the pre-announced cut off marks for every draw get the invitation not apply for Canadian permanent residency from IRCC.

Key Statistics of the Express Entry 2018- year-end report

In the year 2018, close to 280,000 profiles were submitted in federal Express Entry system, i.e. 10 percent more compared to 2017. Over 195,000 profiles found eligible in the system. Moreover, about 71 percent (138, 137) of profiles didn't claim any extra points.

Status of Express Entry Invitations in 2018

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued total 89,800 invitations in 2018, in total 27 ITA (Invitation to Apply) rounds. It's the significant increase compared to year 2017, when 86,022 invites were sent. Out of the total invites issued more than half (53%) went to Federal Skilled Worker Program candidates, followed by Canadian Experience Class candidates who got 34 percent of invites.

Invitations to Apply Comparison

Invitations issued by most common country of Citizenship

As far as, invitations issued by most common country of Citizenship is concerned India leads the tally as most number of candidates with Indian citizenship (36,308 or 42%) got the invitations to apply from IRCC in 2018 followed by China (9%) and Nigeria (6%).

Countries No. of ITAs Percentage
India 36,308 42%
China 7,467 9%
Nigeria 5,129 6%
Pakistan 3,337 4%
United Kingdom 2,657 3%

Number of ITA in 2018

Its best time to apply permanent residency in Canada as Canadian government is inviting huge number of candidates for permanent residency. As per the Canada immigration plan 2018-2021, Canadian government will invite over one million immigrants by 2021. So, if you want to apply Permanent residence visa in Canada, you may get in touch with a registered Canada immigration consultant for complete immigration process assistance.

Contact Visas Avenue to apply and obtain Canada PR visa this year?

Visas Avenue is a leading and registered Canada Immigration Consultant in India. It every year helps huge number of immigration applicants to apply & obtain the approval for Canadian permanent residency through key Canada immigration programs, i.e. Express Entry System or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), such as, NSNP, OINP, SINP, AINP etc. If you want to apply and obtain PR visa in Canada, it's the high time to start your process with certified immigration experts at Visas Avenue.

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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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