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Express Entry at a Glance: Year-End Report

April 18, 2016
personal-95714_960_720 Chris Collette

January 2016 marked the one-year point of the operation for the Express Entry (“EE”) intake program. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) recently released a report showing how the program has fared. The numerical data below is an extract taken from IRCC’s EE year-end report and is based on data up until January 3, 2016. Expect further posts with additional details and statistics in the near future.

EE Profiles

As of January 3, 2016, a total of 191,279 foreign nationals submitted EE profiles online. The breakdown of how many of these profiles were found eligible (active),  pending, withdrawn or provided Invitation to Apply (“ITA”) is listed below:

Profiles submitted 191,279
Not eligible 88,048
Pending (i.e. Job Bank Registration, PN Validation) 1,303
Active Candidates 60,042
Submitted for Processing 21,651

Express Entry Pool

The Express Entry Candidate pool is constantly changing, with profiles entering and exiting the pool every day. As of January 2, 2016, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of the 60,042 eligible foreign nationals in the pool were distributed as per the table below.  More than half of the candidates in the EE pool had CRS scores between 350 and 449.

CRS Score Number of Candidates
>1000 236
950-999 219
900-949 191
850-899 65
800-849 66
750-799 40
700-749 22
650-699 11
600-649 1
550-599 0
500-549 46
450-499 1613
400-449 13537
350-399 21851
300-349 18433
250-299 2832
200-249 543
150-199 238
100-149 75
<100 23
TOTAL 60,042

Invitation Rounds

Invitations issued by the economic immigration program as of July 6, 2015 are listed below.  78.1% of the ITAs issued have been to candidates residing in Canada.

Round Date CRS ITAs > 600 pts PN FSW FST CEC
1 Jan. 31 886 779 100% 13 432 163 171
2 Feb. 7 818 779 100% 17 167 221 374
3 Feb. 20 808 849 100% 0 0 0 849
4 Feb. 27 735 1,187 100% 24 114 409 640
5 Mar. 20 481 1,620 75% 43 500 336 741
6 Mar. 27 453 1,637 20% 3 1,187 103 344
7 Apr. 10 469 925 70% 24 329 159 413
8 Apr. 17 453 715 41% 35 389 87 204
9 May 22 755 1,361 100% 278 240 253 590
10 June 12 482 1,501 68% 150 526 104 721
11 June 26 469 1,575 40% 111 925 52 487
12 Jul. 10 463 1,516 44% 96 829 68 523
13 Jul. 17 451 1,581 20% 42 1189 31 319
14 Aug. 7 471 1,402 69% 223 525 76 578
15 Aug. 21 456 1,523 42% 164 901 35 423
16 Sept. 8 459 1,517 50% 198 680 50 589
17 Sept. 18 450 1,545 35% 177 900 34 434
18 Oct. 2 450 1,530 50% 265 682 50 533
19 Oct. 23 489 1,502 90% 619 271 70 542
20 Nov. 13 484 1,506 86% 599 305 74 528
21 Nov. 27 472 1,559 52% 319 735 72 433
22 Dec. 4 461 1,451 29% 158 875 24 394
23 Dec. 18 460 1,503 65% 547 513 45 398
    Total 31,063 60% 4,105 13,214 2,516 11,228

Applications for Permanent Residence through EE

IRCC received 21,562 applications for permanent residence from candidates who were issued ITAs for permanent residence, representing a total of 37,424 individuals, including family members. After six months, the program had approved only 655 applications. As of January 3, 2016 however, a total of 14,058 were approved resulting in 13,241 visas and 9,739 admissions to Canada.

The top three provinces of destination were Alberta, Ontario, and British Columbia, together receiving over 91% of all applications.

Applications Received Applications in Progress Applications Approved Visas Issued Admissions
37,424 15,246 14,058 13,241 9,739

Stay tuned for additional statistics and updated information.

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