Canada has emerged as one of the most popular destinations for migrating through a program called Canada Express Entry and most invited people are from India when compare to the other countries.

Under the scheme, out of the 86,022 invitations sent in 2017, nearly 42% (or 36,310) were to those holding Indian citizenship. The total number of invitations sent in 2017 was more than double the previous year — 33,782.

In 2016, the number of invites sent to those having Indian citizenship in Canada was merely 11,037, showing an increase of more than 200% a year later.

It is very clear from the above that people from Mumbai, Delhi, and Punjab are the most common people who have shown interest in migrating to Canada through Express Entry and they feel that Canada is the best destination when it comes to the benefits such as Health, Education and many more.

According to the Canada Express Entry Year-end Report, 2017, issued recently by the Canadian government’s immigration division, a little over one lakh applications were received for permanent residency under the Express Entry programme in 2017, 86,022 invitations were sent and 65,401 permanent residents and their families were admitted into Canada.

Year India China Nigeria Global
2016 11037 2741 1041 33,782
2017 36310 7466 5130 86,022

Note: Ranking is based on 2017 figures.

As many of us are aware, Canada has made the process simpler by introducing Express Entry system, which is an online process where the processing of an application will not take much time like earlier days. This system has a point-based immigration system called as the Comprehensive Ranking system where they are placed in the Express Entry pool and ranked relative to each other based on their CRS scores. The pool is dynamic and a candidate’s rank can change as others join and leave the pool, or when the ranking criteria are adjusted according to ministerial instructions. A candidate’s CRS score can also be revised on various grounds, for example, if he or she obtains more qualifications or language skills. Only top-ranked candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence.

The CRS score is divided into two portions where an applicant can reach a maximum of 600 points and is based on their age, education, official language proficiency, and work experience among other criteria.

Second, a maximum of 600 points are awarded to the candidates if they meet the criteria of Provincial Nominee program and get the help of province with a nomination certificate, a qualifying offer of arranged employment, Canadian educational credentials, French-language proficiency and a sibling in Canada. The maximum score a person can get is 1,200.

Express Entry draws are held periodically. The most recent was this month, which had a CRS cut-off threshold of 451 points and will result in 3,750 candidates being invited for permanent residency.

In 2017, of the 86,022 invitations to apply for permanent residency, 38,932 (or 45%) were sent to candidates with a CRS score between 451 and 500, and 33,252 (or 39%) were sent to candidates with a score between 401 and 450. This relatively low cut-off is good news for those aspiring to move to Canada.

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