Express Entry’s Record Breaking Second Quarter
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have made a record-breaking number of 44,591 candidates to apply for permanent residency in the second quarter of 2021 under the Express Entry category. It has got a top half-year point with regards to the total number of Invitations to Apply (ITA) in the Express Entry category.
It has also beaten the record of the first quarter of 2021 which had 44,124 ITAs being invited.
“A staggering total of 88,715 ITAs was issued with ending of the second quarter breaking the previous record set in 2017.”
Canada has set a goal of bringing in 108,500 immigrants in 2021 through its Express Entry system.
The Federal High Skilled immigration programs that use Express Entry for applications are Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class and the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
The good news has been pouring since the beginning of 2021 for all immigration candidates with the IRCC conducting big draws with low Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-offs. Ever since the beginning of the year two draws mainly, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) was followed by a Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draw and has been repeating one after the other. The IRCC has been doing this kind of a pattern for the immigration candidates that are present currently in Canada in order to avoid the obstacles when it comes to inviting candidates outside of Canada. According to recent data 95 per cent of CEC candidates and 30 per cent of PNP candidates were there in Canada when the draws happened.
The IRCC in order to boost immigration held 14 draws in the second quarter compared to first quarter which had only 10.
“On June 24th it had one of the lowest CRS scores of 357 among the last ten draws.”
“The travel restrictions and COVID-19 related problems made the IRCC focus on the candidates currently available in Canada.”
The Canadian government has yet again proved that immigrants are needed for economic recovery. The Express Entry system was specifically made to cater to skilled immigrants that support Canada’s growing demand for a skilled workforce.
“According IRCC report, most of the Express Entry candidates land a job within the first year of landing.”