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Federal Skilled Worker Invitations Take a 400% Leap in 2017

Posted by; BBC Migration | Date: January 30, 2019

Federal Skilled Worker Invitations Take a 400% Leap in 2017

According to a new report by the New Express Entry published on Thursday, the reforms brought in the way the candidates have issued the points in the federal economic immigration network pool benefited the candidates immensely in the Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Based on the expected annual report, the ITAs (Invitations to Apply) that were distributed to the candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program shot up to a whopping 41, 364 in 2017 from 8, 332 in 2016. The invitations distributed to the Canadian Express Class applicants on the other hand, shot up to 35,020 in 2017 from 15, 102 in 2016.

The report also highlighted how the Federal Skilled Workers also benefited from the quick processing turnarounds. It further indicated that 80% of Federal Skilled Worker appeals were successfully closed within 4 months or less in 2017. This figure was much lower than the 6 months turnaround in 2016.

According to a report published by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Express Entry pool is now the major source of permanent resident appeals related to the economic immigration class of IRCC’s multi-year immigration rank strategy.

The report further quoted that there were 86,022 invitations sent in 2017, while 109,497 applications were received, 93,596 visas were distributed and 65,401 permanent residents and their families were allowed entry in Canada.

Factors considered for awarding bonus CRS points

There was a marked improvement in the candidates who received an ITA for permanent residence in the first half of 2017 which was a jump of 62 per cent since November 2016. The factors that affected this change were:

  • 600 points for Provincial Nomination
  • 200 points for Arranged Employment
  • 30 points for Canadian Educational Credentials
  • 30 points for French-language Proficiency
  • 15 points for Sibling in Canada

As per IRCC, the targeted changes affected the occupations of the candidates who were issued the invitations in 2017.