Canada Express Entry 2019: Bigger, Better, and Larger than 2018

In the month of January 2019, the Government of Canada and provinces across the country open the door to more than 40,000 potential applicants through key economic immigration and family sponsorship programs. If the first month of 2019 was so successful that means Canada shouldn’t be experiencing any trouble in achieving its goal of welcoming one million immigrants by the end of 2021.

Canada’s new three-year immigration levels plan includes both economic immigration and family sponsorship which has a target of 331,000 new PR for 2019. According to the expectations of the Canadian government, the following numbers are set to rise to 341,000 in 2020 and more than 350,000 by the end of 2021 which is about one percent of Canada’s population. A one percent immigration rate is considered vibrant for ensuring the continued growth of Canada’s labor force and economy in the years ahead.

The majority of these new arrivals are expected through Canada’s various economic immigration programs, namely those managed by the federal Express Entry system and Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program. In the month of January, Canada saw its biggest start ever by issuing 11,150 invitations to apply for Canadian PR. The Express Entry system invites candidates for Canada mainly by three Federal High Skilled immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

All the invitations were based on the Candidates Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which consists of factors like age, education, work experience, and proficiency in the English or French. Nearly 5,000 immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination last month through programs in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. 

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