Express Entry selection was huge in 2018

Express Entry system had a banner 2018, and could be even more exceptional in 2019 and 2020.

  Express Entry system, issued a record 89,800 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 which is the most issued in a single year since Express Entry’s introduction in January 2015.
In 2017 a total of 86,023 invitations were issued.
The admissions target through the three programs managed by the Express Entry system  under three programs , Federal skilled worker class, Federal skilled trades class and Canadian experience class is set to increase in 2019 by 6,500. It will rise again in 2020, by another 4,400. In order to meet these increased admissions targets for the FSWC, FSTC and CEC, the number of ITAs issued will likely also rise. In order to meet its increased admissions target for 2019 and 2020, IRCC may hold draws less than two weeks apart on a more regular basis in the new year.



Among the other key Express Entry developments in 2018 was the rising number of provincial nomination.
IRCC says 12 per cent of the 62,500 Express Entry ITAs issued during the first eight months of 2018 went to candidates with a provincial nomination.


The PNP target will rise again in 2020 and 2021, when admissions through Canada’s PNP are expected to reach 71,300 — an increase of nearly 30 per cent over 2018’s target of 55,000.


Express Entry selection in 2018 was huge  and the next 12 months will have even higher selection capacity .The new year should be a significant one for Canada’s Express Entry system.”