The second quarter of 2021 broke the record from the first quarter of the year for the number of Express Entry candidates invited to apply for Permanent Residence to Canada.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada issued the invitations.
Canada’s online system for handling applications for skilled immigrants is called Express Entry. The Express Entry system takes into account skilled work experience based on National Occupational Classification, education, and other criteria including age.
Pathways to permanent residence have been important for those immigrants already in Canada during the pandemic. As vaccinations continue and restrictions are lifted, more immigrants from abroad should also be included in immigration to the country.
According to an IRCC report, almost all Express Entry immigrants secure jobs within their first year of coming to Canada. Immigrants are important to supporting Canada’s economy due in part to more people retiring and recovery from the pandemic.
Canada has a goal of inviting large numbers of immigrants over the next few years.