IRCC published its 2019 Express Entry Year-End Report
Updated: Jul 6, 2020
On June 26, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released its 2019 Express Entry Year-End Report. The report provides statistics about the people around the world who uploaded an Express Entry profile in 2019 and where subsequently invited to apply for permanent residence under one of the programs administered though this system.
In total, there were 332,331 profiles uploaded to Express Entry in 2019. This is 53,730 more profiles than in 2018 and 82,144 more than in 2017.
IRCC held 26 draws in 2019 issuing a total of 85,300 Invitations to Apply. This is one round less than the previous year and 4,500 less candidates invited to apply compared to 2018. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score in 2019 ranged from 438 to 475.
About 43% of the total invitations issued in 2019 were in the Federal Skilled Worker Program, 37% in the Canadian Experience Class, 18% in the Provincial Nominee Class and about 2% in the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
Consistent with 2017 and 2018, occupations in information technology, financial and administrative services continued to dominate among the candidates invited to apply for permanent residence. The top 5 most common primary occupations among the candidates invited were:
NOC 2173 - Software engineers and designers (top occupation for men)
NOC 2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants
NOC 2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers
NOC 1111 - Financial auditors and accountants
NOC 1241 - Administrative assistants (top occupation for women)
Of the candidates invited to apply for permanent residence, 47.5% already resided in Canada at the time of the application. The top 5 countries of citizenship among those invited were: India, Nigeria, China, Pakistan and the United kingdom.
A grand total of 109,595 applications for permanent residence were sourced through Express Entry in 2019. This number includes principal applicants and their accompanying family members.
Read the full IRCC report here.