IRCC published Express Entry Year-End Report 2018

IRCC published Express Entry Year-End Report 2018

IRCC published Express Entry Year-End Report 2018
On July 2, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released Express Entry Year-End Report 2018. This report summarizes all the immigration statistics in the Express Entry. In total, there were 278,590 profiles submitted to Express Entry in 2018. It is 28,434 profiles more than in 2017. IRCC held 27 ITA rounds and issued 89,800 invitations in 2018, while in 2017, Canada issued 86,022 invitations. More than half of the total invitations issued in 2018 were for the Federal Skilled Workers Program (53%), and about one third under the Canadian Experience Class (34%). Twelve percent of invitations were for the Provincial Nominee Program and only about 1% for the Federal Skilled Trades Program. The CRS cut-off score ranged from 439 to 456 in 2018. A grand total of 122,247 applications for permanent residence were sourced through Express Entry in 2018. This number includes principal applicants and their accompanying family members.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #FSW, #CEC, #FST, #PNP

Luxembourg has been added to the International Experience Canada
On July 3, 2019, Canada and Luxembourg signed a new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement, which opens young Canadians the opportunity to live and work in Luxembourg through the International Experience Canada Program, as well as provide an opportunity for Luxembourgish youth to travel and work in Canada. It will allow youth aged 18 to 30 to work and travel for up to 12 months through the Working Holiday, International Co-op (Internship), and Young Professionals categories of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. The initial annual quota for Luxembourg will be 100 candidates. With the addition of Luxembourg, 35 partner countries and territories participate in the IEC.

#IEC, #IRCC, #Luxembourg

French-speaking newcomers will get a language training
On July 3, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published a press release about supporting 7 organizations across the country to provide official language training services for French-speaking newcomers choosing to settle in a Francophone minority community. Newcomers will receive language training that will improve their skills. The release emphasized that ability to speak in both official languages is important in Francophone minority communities to attract the skilled newcomers needed to fill labour shortages while supporting and creating middle-class jobs. Canada is committed to achieving 4.4% of French-speaking immigrants in the Francophone minority communities by 2023.

#Francophones, #IRCC

CBSA has removed fewer than 900 of 45,000 irregular asylum seekers since 2017
The Canadian federal government’s new statistics show that up to 45,000 individuals have used loopholes in the US-Canada asylum policy to illegally cross the border. In the last two years, the CBSA has only been able to deport 900 of them. According to IRCC statistics, irregular border crossings into Canada have dropped by half since the same time last year. Between January and May 2019, a total of 5,140 irregular migrants were intercepted by the RCMP. That’s a decrease of 46% compared to the 9,481 who were intercepted during the same period last year. 1,196 irregular migrants crossed into Canada in May, with 1,149 crossings into the province of Quebec. The parliamentary budget officer estimated in a report last year that each irregular migrant costs the country between $10,000 and $34,000 to assess and process.

#Refugess, #Irregular_migrants