“The number of international students invited to immigrate through Canada’s Express Entry program dropped dramatically last year.
Data compiled by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada shows that both the proportion of Express Entry invitations and the number of invitations issued to people who graduated from a Canadian university or public college was lower in 2018 than in 2017.
Express Entry is the primary system that Canada uses to select immigrants who are not refugees and who are not sponsored by family members. Express Entry includes three programs: one for skilled trades people, one for skilled workers and one for applicants who have work experience in Canada. It also processes some applicants nominated by provinces. Express Entry is a points-based system in which candidates are scored on the basis of language skills, education, work experience and the probability they will adapt to life in Canada. The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence.
The number of graduated international students successful through Express Entry dropped by 25 per cent last year, with only 22,897 invited to apply in 2018 compared to 30,650 in 2017.
The decline for former students comes as Canada has increased its quota of immigrants overall, and as the number of international students enrolled in Canada has surged.”
“Federal statistics also show that more students were trying to get an invitation in 2017 than 2018.
For you Express Entry Application to Canada contact RS Immigration at 778-229-0796