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Latest Express Entry Report Reveals Outstanding YOY growth in Canada PR Invitations in 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, Jun 2018

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Express Entry is the no. 1 immigration system of Canada that invites and allocates Permanent Residency to skilled professionals from all over the world. Though, it was launched in January 2015 under conservative party, however, the EE system has achieved new miles stones in last couple of years under the liberal government.

The year 2017 was outstanding not only for the system itself, but also for the registered candidates in express entry, who got the Canada PR. Let's take a look at 2017 results:

Incredible YOY growth in 2017

As per the latest Express Entry Report, the EE system has recorded exceptional rise in all key categories. The Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class seen the biggest rise in the total number of invited applicants.

Outstanding increase in FSWP and CEC invites

The invitation under federal skilled worker program increased by unbelievable rate in 2018 compared to year 2016. In the year 2016 IRCC (Immigration refugees and citizenship Canada) invited 8,332, while in 2017 this figure raised to whipping 41,364 mark.

The federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), is the fastest and most popular stream or category of Visas Avenue. In 2017, about 80 percent of applications processed in less than four years time compared to year 2016 when application took 6 months or higher on average. As far as Canadian Experience Class is concerned, it invited 15,102 candidates in 2016, which got augmented to 35,020 in the year 2017.

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Year 2017- the Biggest in the history of Express Entry

The year 2017 was just incredible - the biggest year in the history of federal Express Entry System. The IRCC issued a total of 86,023 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in 2017, this whooping mark much higher than the combined number of ITAs issued in 2015 as well as 2016.

Almost Every express entry draw last year, created a new record for either highest number of invites or lowest ever CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Requirement from IRCC (Immigration refugees and citizenship Canada). In fact, the CRS score requirement from IRCC went down to as low as 413 CRS points same time last year. A total of 93,596 visas were issued last year based on 109,497 applications received.

Thanks to the Eased Immigrating Rules by government

The relaxed immigration rules by liberal government in Canada has played a huge role in the huge number of people received ITA last year. The liberal government of Canada has made several changes to immigration rules and process requirements in last couple of years, as a result more and more people even with the low CRS score become eligible to obtain PR in Canada.

Year 2018 is going to be exceptional too- apply Canada PR Now

The year 2018 is also going to be great in terms of total number of invitations to be issued to the Canada PR aspirants. Hence, if you are interested in moving to Canada to live and work here on a permanent basis, you must prepare your file fast to apply in Express entry or any other relevant Canada immigration program.

You may get in touch with Visas Avenue immigration expert to get inclusive process assistance to apply and obtain PR visa in Canada in 2018. You may call the immigration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


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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