2018 Express Entry Year-End Report
On July 2, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) release its Express Entry Year-End Report for 2018.
In total, there were 278,590 profiles uploaded to Express Entry in 2018, which is 28,434 more profiles than in 2017. IRCC held 27 Invitation to Apply (ITA) rounds and issued 89,800 invitations in 2018. More than half of the total invitations issued in 2018 were under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (53%) and about one third were issued under the Canadian Experience Class (34%). 12% of invitations were issued to provincial nominees and only about 1% of invitations were issued under the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score ranged from 439 to 456. A grand total of 122,247 applicants for permanent residence to Canada were managed through Express Entry in 2018. This number includes principal applicants and their accompanying family members.
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