Canada Express Entry- Year End Report 2016 by IRCC

Posted by Admin on April 28, 2017

Canada Express Entry- Year End Report 2016 by IRCC

Canada has become a trending immigration destination today- thanks to the Canada Express Entry system. This system has become the most convenient platform for skilled workers to make their permanent place in Canada. Through this very unbiased and unprejudiced selection system, each year Canada invites a huge number of skilled professionals with interest, skills, and caliber that is highly needed by the Canadian economy.  Each year, IRCC, the Department that manages the Canada Express Entry and PR visa applications releases a detailed analysis of candidates that have been invited to Canada on PR visa through various programs for the year. On April 26, 2017, IRCC published its Express Entry Year End Report for 2016 and here’s what it says.

More Number of candidates from outside Canada received ITA; highest being the Indians

Among the total number of ITAs issued in 2016, a majority were granted to Indians. Around one in three candidates invited for Canada PR visa were Indians- indicating the maple country’s increasingly strong relationship with India. Not just this, but Indians also happened to receive ITAs in a number much larger than the previous year. The total number of ITAs issued to Indian nationals in 2015 was 6,348 whereas in 2016 over 10,499 Indian professionals were invited for Canadian Permanent Residency.

IT Workers were most invited for Canada PR in 2016

According to the report, the occupants who were largely invited for Canada PR represented the Information Technology sector- total 14% of the all invited candidates. Software Engineers, Information Systems & Analysts/Consultants, Interactive Media Developers, Computer Programmers, Graphic Designers etc. remained to be the top 10 occupations of 2016 who received ITA. Besides, professionals in marketing, public relations, advertising, financial auditors/accountants, University professors and lecturers etc. were also among the top choices.

2171Information Systems Analysts and Consultants1,2554%1,7926%
2173Software Engineers9403%1,3324%
2173Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers9353%1,2544%
6311Food Services Supervisors2,3568%9993%
4011University Professionals and Lecturers7453%7973%
5241Graphic Designers and Illustrators5502%6712%
1123Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing, and Public RelationsNot in top 10Not in top 106182%
1111Financial Auditors and Accountants4942%5952%
1112Financial and Investment Analysts4462%Not in top 10Not in top 10
6211Retail Sales Supervisors6692%5842%
Top 1010,68538%9,87631%

Higher percentage of candidates without a job offer were invited

The report amazes us by highlighting the fact that in 2016 a larger number of candidates without a job offer received ITA than those with a valid job offer in hand. It is believed that Canada is more focused on core human factors for PR, and for which it has made several changes to the Express Entry system in November 2016. As per the graphical representation- 65% of candidates with a job offer received an ITA in the first quarter of 2016, gradually declining to 34%, 38% and 12% during the year end.

Alberta, Ontario & British Columbia remain the popular destinations

During the year 2016, candidates on a larger scale were invited to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Programs. Over 4,259 invitees had a Provincial nomination certificate- which accounted over 26% of the total invites. While in 2015, only a 13% of candidates of candidates with PNP certificate were chosen for Canada PR invitation. By this, it is very evident that PNPs have become a more important factor over time. Some of the provinces that were considered best immigration destinations of Canada for 2016 are:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

Wondering do you have a chance for Canada this year?

Let’s find out. Our Canada Immigration Experts can help you know whether you qualify for Canada PR and your best chances to migrate to Canada. We conduct a simple Internal Evaluation wherein your profile will be assessed against the criteria for Canada immigration. Based on the results of your evaluation report, we suggest you to apply for the visa, followed by the complete documentation process. Ask our Experts more on this- leave us a quick inquiry or walk into our branch nearest to your location.

*Statistics and Image Source: IRCC 

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