Canada admitted 57,365 immigrants through the Express Entry
Posted on December 30, 2020
From January to October 2020, Canada admitted a total of 57,365 immigrants through the Express Entry system.
|What are the programs managed through the Express Entry System?|
|The Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP]||For skilled workers with foreign work experience intending to immigrate to Canada permanently.|
|The Federal Skilled Trades Program [FSTP]||For skilled workers that intend taking up Canada PR based on being qualified in a skilled trade.|
|The Canadian Experience Class [CEC]||For skilled workers that have Canadian work experience and want to take up Canadian permanent residence.|
With around 80 immigration pathways, the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada has various ‘streams’ or pathways aligned with the federal Express Entry system.
According to the new figures by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC], the processing of 57,365 permanent resident applications was finalized by IRCC from January to October 2020.
Of these, around 40% were processed through the FSWP.
|Canada PR applications finalized by IRCC [January to October 2020]|
|Program processed through||Applications processed|
|Express Entry-aligned streams of the PNP||12,490|
|Total applications processed by IRCC||57,365|
A majority of the cases finalized by IRCC between January and October 2020 had been submitted prior to the imposition of travel restrictions by the Canadian government on March 18, 2020.
These latest figures by IRCC do not reflect the practices adopted by IRCC between March and August this year wherein program-specific Express Entry draws were held by IRCC, alternating between the PNP and CEC. The next year’s data might show the increase of permanent resident admissions through the PNP and CEC.
On March 12, 2020, Canada had announced the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan. While the initially set target – that of welcoming 341,000 in 2020 – could not be met due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shortfall has nonetheless been adjusted by Canada.
In the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan announced on October 30, 2020, Canada has laid down that over 4 lakh immigrants are to be welcomed annually by Canada.
- Canada: Immigrants account for 33% of all business owners
- Immigrants make up 20% of Sports Coaches in Canada
- 500,000 immigrants working in Canada are trained in STEM fields
- 1 in 4 people employed as an artisan or craftsperson in Canada is an immigrant
- More than 1 out of every 4 workers in the food and beverage sector are immigrants
- High demand for immigrants in the healthcare sector in Canada
- On average, immigrants donate more to charity than Canadian-born citizens
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