Evolution of Express Entry in Canada a study on 100 draws
September 28, 2018

Evolution of Express Entry in Canada a study on 100 draws

Overview – Canada Express Entry Draws

Presently, Express Entry is the main source to process PR applications in Canada for facilitating immigration. Moreover, it has come a long way from Jan 2015 when it commenced its work. It is used to administer the candidates who apply for immigration. These are:

1.Federal Skilled Trades Class

2.Federal Skilled Worker Class

3.Canadian Experience Class

Important Features of the draws

In its 100 draws, it has issued 213,000 invitations for Canadian PR. Candidates get a rank, and the persons with a high rank get success in the invitation rounds that happen at timely intervals. These Candidates receive an Invitation and get 60 days to submit PR application to the authorities. 80 percent applications pass the process stage in six months.

The pool covering the candidates is a rich source of PR applications for the Immigration Plan, of the country introduced in Nov 2017. The admissions of the principal applicants/family members, is on the path of growth. The figures are:

  • 9,800 in 2015,
  • 33,415 in 2016
  • 65,420 in 2017
  • As on July 31 Express Entry admissions for 2018 are 61,710.

Canada wishes to admit 74,900 aspirants during 2018. The Plan target in 2019 is 81,400 and 85,800 in 2020.

Focus on human capital

It meets the immigration priorities. I.R.C.C. has a fresh approach for these rounds. There is evolution, in the 100 draws, in jobs of the professionals receiving an invitation.

For the initial two years, Cooks and Food Service Supervisors were the top five occupations. Additionally, in 2017 the top five occupations were:

  • Information  Analysts /Consultants,
  • Software Engineers,
  • Computer Programmers and Developers,
  • Financial Accountants/Auditors
  • Adm. Assistants

Government decides to reduce C.R.S. points for Job offers

This shift follows a decision, in Nov 2016, for reducing score points having a job offer. Depending on the position, they were 50 or 200 from the earlier 600. In the 2017 Report on the system, authorities stated that the aim of reduced points for a Job Offer was to prioritize the candidates who work in skilled areas.

The score of a candidate is based on human capital factors. It covers:

  • Age ,
  • Work experience
  • Language proficiency,
  • Education

These factors are worth 600 points.

Principal beneficiaries of Express Entry

  • S.W.C and C.E.C Candidates were the principal beneficiaries. Invitations to F.S.W.C. candidates increased to 41,364 in 2017 from 8,332 in 2016.
  • Furthermore Invitations issued to Experience Class candidates increased to 35,020 in 2017 from 15,102 in 2016.

There were modifications in the scores in Nov 2016. Before that, candidates receiving an Invitation had a score below 400. That trend continues now where minimum score ranges between 440 and 456. 20 draws were held in 2018, and 14 had C.R.S. between 440 and 444.

Canada has a robust plan to admit immigrants. Its target for future is huge. There is a hope of a series of large draws in 2018.

Fluctuations in draw sizes

  • There were fluctuations in sizes of draw in the initial three years.
  • These were in the range of 750 I.T.A.s to 3,923.
  • Initially in the four draws of 2018, starting in January, 2,750 Invitations were issued
  • There was a steady increase of 250/500. It reached 3,900 I.T.A.s on Sep 5th.

Express Entry-linked P.N.P.s

The expansion of the options, of immigration at the provincial level, gives hope to candidates. Presently, two territories and nine provinces have a Program allowing nomination of immigration candidates to get a PR. Provincial programs have a nomination stream linked to the federal system. Such candidates obtain additional 600 score points and also get a priority for an Invitation. In 2017 Canada admitted 13,528 candidates and their family members, in provincial nominations. PEI permits all eligible candidates to submit an E.O.I. to the province. It does not require a job offer/connection to the province, to get an Invitation to apply for PR.

Details of various streams

The Labor Market Priorities Stream of Nova Scotia allows recruitment of candidates to persons possessing specific work experience. They are employed in identified local labor shortages areas. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program targets candidates having strong provincial ties. They need to support the development and diversification process. Manitoba invites candidates having work experience in top demand occupation. It needs the support of a friend/family member for submitting an Expression of interest.

Ontario has a fresh approach to the minimum score requirement in H.C.P. Stream. Presently the director of Program will determine the score depending on economic requirements.

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Draw #DateNumber of ITAs IssuedLowest CRS score
100September 24, 2018*400284
99September 18, 20183,500441
98September 5, 20183,900440
97August 22, 20183,750440
96August 8, 20183,750440
95July 25, 20183,750441
94July 11, 20183,750442
93June 25, 20183,750442
92June 13, 20183,750451
91May 30, 2018*700288
90May 23, 20183,500440
89May 9, 20183,500441
88April 25, 20183,500441
87April 11, 20183,500444
86March 26, 20183,000446
85March 14, 20183,000456
84February 21, 20183,000442
83February 7, 20183,000442
82January 24, 20182,750444
81January 10, 20182,750446
80December 20, 20172,750446
79December 6, 20172750452
78November 15, 20172750439
77November 8, 20172000458
76November 1, 2017*505241
75November 1, 2017*290673
74October 18, 20172757436
73October 4, 20172801438
72September 20, 20172871433
71September 6, 20172772435
70August 23, 20173035434
69August 9, 20172991433
68August 2, 20173264441
67July 12, 20173202440
66June 28, 20173409449
65May 31, 20173877413
64May 26, 2017*400199
63May 26, 2017*143775
62May 17, 20173687415
61May 4, 20173796423
60April 19, 20173665415
59April 12, 20173923423
58April 5, 20173753431
57March 24, 20173749441
56March 1, 20173884434
55February 22, 20173611441
54February 8, 20173664447
53January 25, 20173508453
52January 11, 20173334459
51January 4, 20172902468
50December 22, 20162878475
49December 16, 20161936497
48November 30, 2016*559786
47November 16, 20162427470
46November 2, 20162080472
45October 19, 20161518484
44October 12, 20161518484
43September 21, 20161288483
42September 7, 20161000491
41August 24, 2016750538
40August 10, 2016754490
39July 27, 2016755488
38July 13, 2016747482
37June 29, 2016773482
36June 15, 2016752488
35June 1, 2016762483
34May 18, 2016763484
33May 6, 2016799534
32April 20, 20161018468
31April 6, 2016954470
30March 23, 20161014470
29March 9, 20161013473
28February 24, 20161484453
27February 10, 20161505459
26January 27, 20161468457
25January 13, 20161518453
24January 6, 20161463461
23December 18, 20151503460
22December 4, 20151451461
21November 27, 20151559472
20November 13, 20151506484
19October 23, 20151502489
18October 2, 20151530450
17September 18, 20151545450
16September 8, 20151517459
15August 21, 20151523456
14August 7, 20151402471
13July 17, 20151581451
12July 10, 20151516463
11June 26, 20151575469
10June 12, 20151501482
9May 22, 20151361755
8April 17, 2015715453
7April 10, 2015925469
6March 27, 20151637453
5March 20, 20151620481
4February 27, 20151187735
3February 20, 2015**849808
2February 7, 2015779818
1January 31, 2015779886

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