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Express Entry Report: Program Performance to 3Q of 2017
Two years after being launched, Express Entry has demonstrated the system’s effectiveness in selecting candidates that Canada needs, prioritizing human capital factors over other criteria. The result is admission of a diverse range of highly skilled candidates from around the world.
Provincial Nomination Programs Performing well
In addition, provinces, territories and employers have also successfully used Express Entry to fulfill regional and labor market needs while meeting the projected time to process applications. All provinces posted increased number of immigrants nominated.
Saskatchewan’s fine tuning of its nomination programs resulted in an exhilarating increase from <5 to 1,678. Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick ‘s admissions jumped from negative territories to 426 and 367 respectively. Nunavut and Yukon both did not get any nominees.
Admissions (Total Persons) by Province of Destination and Immigration Category in 2015
|Provincial Nomination||All Programs|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||0||< 5||27||90|
|Northwest Territories||< 5||< 15||11||32|
|Prince Edward Island||< 10||426||11||443|
The dynamism of the program continues to bear results as Canada posts the highest ever number of candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) since Express Entry was introduced in January, 2015.
Eight of the ten countries with the most number of candidates in the candidate pool remain on the top 10 list for 2015 and 2016. Consequently, the citizenship of the applicants in the pool came mostly from these countries.
The top 10 candidates by country of residence includes applicants from all countries who were residing in Canada at time of selection and issuance of invitation to apply.
|Country where Applicants are Currently Residing||2015||2016||Citizenship|
|United Arab Emirates||213||432|
|Republic of South Africa||0||216|
|Republic of Ireland||1,210|
|Top 10 by Citizenship Total||17,723|
The chart above illustrates the advantages that an international student or temporary worker already in Canada has over applicants in the same occupation but are outside Canada.
The probability of being selected for nomination for example by a province is enhanced if an applicant has completed an academic program or has worked for at least a year in a province. Even employers that may have need for immediate staffing would first post vacancies in job boards of colleges and universities knowing that international students are immediately available for interview and try-outs especially those who are in the Post-Graduate Work Permit stage.
Top Ten Occupations
Candidates from eight of 10 occupations consistently made it to the list of applications invited to apply for permanent residency.
Professionals in the advertising, marketing and public relations showed up in 2016 while Financial and Investment Analysts did not make it on that year after posting a total of 446 in 2015.
|Information Systems Analysts and Consultants||1,255||1,792|
|Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers||745||1,254|
|Food Service Supervisors||2,356||999|
|University Professors and Lecturers||745||797|
|Graphic Designers and Illustrators||550||671|
|Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations||0||618|
|Financial and Investment Analysts||446||0|
|Financial Auditors and Accountants||494||595|
|Retail Sales Supervisors||669||584|
|Total for Top 10 Occupations||10,685||9,876|
Authors & Contributors
Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.
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