Canadian Skilled Worker Invitations Increased by 400% in 2017, Claims Latest EE Report

Canada wants more skilled workers and so the immigration department of the nation and the government of the country have been giving a green signal to more and more skilled aspirants, through the different immigration programmes run by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Ottawa. And, Express Entry has been the torchbearers in this and taken the lead.

Check the below shared news report and figure why we say this!

The IRCC has, reportedly, released its much expected year-end appraisal of 2017 performance of the Express Entry System.

And, as per the information shared, aspirants in the Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSWP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) have gained the most from the amendments made to the manner applicants in the Canadian federal economic immigration system’s pool are given points.

As per the year-end report, the Invitations to Apply (ITAs), provided to the aspirants in the FSWP, jumped to 41,364 in 2017 from 8,332 in 2016 while the invitations offered to the CEC aspirants headed north to 35,020 in 2017 from 15,102 in 2016.

Reportedly, the Federal Skilled Workers also gained from the quicker processing times. During the year gone by, i.e., during 2017, a decision on as much as 80% of the petitions filed under the category was taken in just 4 months or even less than this, while it took, on an average, 6 months or less during 2016.

Significantly, Express Entry had its biggest year hitherto in 2017; during this period, it doled-out a staggering 86,023 ITAs. This total comprehensively beat the combined totals of 2016 & 2015, when just 33,782 & 31,063 ITAs were offered, in that order.

Reportedly, the unparalleled figure of the ITAs offered in 2017 also paralleled the lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off total yet witnessed – 413 – on May 31, 2017.

Sharing its thoughts on the subject, the IRCC report says that the pool for Express Entry is presently the primary source of Permanent Residence (PR) petitions submitted for the economic immigration class of the IRCC’s multi-year immigration levels plan.

CRS Amendments Have Huge Effect

The year-end report from the IRCC, allegedly, shows that the 90% of the Express Entry aspirants, who obtained an ITA for PR in the initial half of 2017, did not possess a Canadian job offer. It was up from 62% in the 11 months before November 19, 2016, when the IRCC started targeted improvements to the manner aspirants are given a position.

A key change was the reduction made in the figure of the points given for an employment offer from 600 to either 50 or 200, depending on the position. The IRCC also discovered that this improvement considerably moved the figure of the ITAs for PR in Canada in favor of the aspirants with higher human capital scores, viz., applicants in the FSWP.

Human capital factors comprise age, skill in English and French, education, and employment experience. Collectively, they offer an applicant’s central Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which may touch an utmost of 600 points.

Extra factors are also taken into consideration and given addition CRS points. These parameters are Provincial Nomination (600 points), Arranged Employment (not more than 200 points), Canadian Educational Credentials (not more than 30 points), French-language Proficiency (not more than 30 points), and Sibling in the nation (15 points).

Reportedly, half of the Express Entry aspirants sent an invite in 2017 did not claim extra points even as out of the remaining 50% that claimed added points, 22% possessed a provincial nomination. Besides, majority of the provinces and territories in the Maple Leaf Country accepted a higher figure of the newcomers, via Express Entry in 2017, vis-à-vis in 2016, with the total admissions jumping to 65,401 from 33,411.

Amendments Amend Occupation Mix of Aspirants

As per the IRCC, the targeted changes have had an important effect on the professions represented by the aspirants who obtained an ITA during the year gone by.

Though Information Systems Analysts and Consultants, Software Engineers and Computer Programmers, and Interactive Media Developers continued to be leading three professions from 2016 to 2017, the figure invited in every class jumped significantly.

In the meantime, certain professions–such as retail sales supervisors, cooks and food service supervisors–nose-dived remarkably in the occupational positions from 2016 to 2017.

Source Nation–Smaller Fraction of Invited Aspirants Living in the Maple Leaf Country

In the leading 10 source nations that aspirants from whom obtained invitations during 2016 & 2017, India and the US continued to dominate the list as the top two source nations. Though Canada found itself on the first spot overall during both the years, the proportion of people staying in the nation, who obtained the ITAs, reportedly nose-dived to 49% in 2017 from 64% in 2016.

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