Software engineer was most common occupation among 89,800 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence last year
Canada admitted more than 92,000 new permanent residents through its Express Entry system in 2018 — an increase of 41 per cent over the year before, a new federal government report shows.
On July 2.2019 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided 2018 yearend report for the Express Entry system selection .
The increase in admissions is in line with Canada’s rising admission for the three years Federal economic Immigration plan which is mainly managed through the Express Entry program . Express entry program manages the selection of skilled worker , semi skilled workers , Canada experienced class and PNP programs .
Canada’s federal government and many of its provinces and territories have immigration streams that are used to select candidates from the Express Entry pool and provide these candidates with the opportunity to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Indian Citizens receive most invitations
Citizens of India dominated Express Entry invitations in 2018, receiving 46 per cent of all ITAs issued (41,675).
Citizens of China were a distant second, with 6,248 ITAs, followed by citizens of Nigeria, who received 6,025 ITAs last year.