CIC releases mid-year Express Entry Report
Pool will become main source of Canadian economic immigration applications in the near future.
July also sees landmark Express Entry draw with lowest CRS requirement ever.
In a wide-ranging and informative report, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has provided valuable insights on the Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada, which came into operation on January 1, 2015.
This detailed report —a snapshot of the system for the initial six months of implementation, based on a data extract as of July 6, 2015 — provides solid grounds for optimism for individuals who are either in the pool today or thinking of creating a profile in the near future. Among a host of important statements, CIC disclosed that ‘Future rounds from the Express Entry pool will become the main source of applications to meet annual Canadian immigration levels targets for certain economic immigration programs under the Express Entry system as the older inventories are reduced.’
(‘Older inventories’ refers to applications submitted before January 1, 2015 that have not yet been processed to completion.)
This news has been warmly welcomed by candidates in the pool, as it reveals a commitment on CIC’s part to increase the number of invitations to apply issued in the not too distant future.
Through the report, we also learned the following:
- The pool is growing by about 1,500 persons/profiles per week.
- The number of profiles completed was 112,701, with 48,723 of these not being eligible. The size of the pool is expected to remain large.
*Awaiting Job Bank Registration/Provincial Nomination validation