Higher admissions targets are expected in 2019 and 2020. It will produce another ITA record in this year.
Looking back, 2018 has given an outstanding performance for the Canada Express Entry System. The same and even more success is expected for the coming year 2019.
The express entry system is a three federal high skilled immigration program that manages the pool of candidates. And the year 2018 was recorded as the highest number of applicants for around 89,9000 invitations registered through express Entry system.
The three programs managed by the Express Entry system are the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Under these three programs, it is expected that there will be an increase in the admissions target in 2019 by 6,500 and in 2020, by another 4,400.
Even the number of ITAs issued will likely also grow in order to meet these increased admissions targets for the FSWC, FSTC, and CEC.Check for the eligibility to enter the Express Entry pool here.
More Express Entry Draw Expected in 2019
IRCC built a pattern of increasing draw sizes that started at 2,750 ITAs at the beginning of the year. It rose by 250 or 500 ITAs every two to three months to a size of 3,900 ITAs. The size remained constant between September 5 and the last draw of 2018 on December 19.
But if IRCC looks forward to issuing more ITAs in 2019 than draw size will definitely need an expansion. There will be more frequent draws with more extensive draw sizes.
The rise of PNP Nominations -2019
Canadian’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) set a number of economic immigrants for Canadian permanent residence every year. The admission targets in the year 2017 & 2018 for PNP increased in the same way as in express entry. It is projected to be increased around 6000 in the incoming year 2019. 2020 and 2021 will witness a rise in PNP targets to reach around 71,300 for admissions through Canada’s PNP.
After Analyzing all the statistics, the senior partner with Campbell Cohen Canadian Immigration law firm David Cohen, stated that, “Express Entry really hit its stride in 2018 and the next 12 months should see it operating at an even higher capacity,” “Combined with the growing prominence of the PNP, the new year should be a significant one for Canada’s Express Entry system.”