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Over 92,000 Admitted as Canadian Permanent Residents: Express Entry Report 2018

Since the launch of Express Entry in 2015, the number of people admitted to Canada as permanent residents has continued to increase. As detailed in the IRCC’s year-end report, the number of applicants reached an all-time high last year!

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In 2018, approximately 280,000 profiles were submitted through Express Entry, a 10% increase in profiles from the previous year. Of these profiles, over 89,000 received invitations to apply for permanent residence (ITAs).

Characteristics of Invited Candidates

More than half of those invited were between the ages of 20 and 29, which is also the age category that receives the most points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Also, 90% of invited candidates had a post-secondary credential. 

Candidates can receive additional CRS points for a number of things. Having a  Canadian education was the most common additional point type claimed by invitees. However, almost half of the invited candidates did not claim any additional points, and only 10% claimed points for arranged employment, showing that having a job offer is not required to receive an ITA.

More Permanent Residents Through Express Entry Than Ever Before

Over 92,000 applicants and their families were admitted into Canada as permanent residents. In 2017, 65,423 applicants and their families were admitted. 

Source: Express Entry Report 2018

India continues to be the most common country of citizenship among those admitted. Of the total number of applicants in 2018, 43% were from India. Nigeria came in second with 7% of applicants.

Source: Express Entry Report 2018

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