The number of international migrants reaches 272 million

The number of international migrants reaches 272 million

The number of international migrants reaches 272 million
According to the recent data by the UN, the number of immigrants around the world reached an estimated 272 million in 2019, an increase of 23% since 2010. As for the source-countries, the global leader is India, with about 18 million its citizens living abroad; emigrants from Mexico accounted for 12 million; 11 million people left China; the Russian Federation lost 10 million and Syria – 8 million. About half of all global immigrants moved in just 10 countries. The United States hosting the largest number of immigrants – 51 million, which is equal to about 19% of the world’s total. Germany and Saudi Arabia host 13 million each. The Russian Federation accepted 12 million immigrants; the United Kingdom – 10 million; the United Arab Emirates – 9 million; France, Canada and Australia received around 8 million each; and Italy accepted 6 million immigrants.

#immigration, #global_mobility, #UN

At least six more Express Entry draws will be conducted this year
As of today, Canada held nineteen invitations rounds in the Express Entry and issued 63,400 ITAs in 2019. Last year, IRCC held 28 Express Entry draws in which Canada invited 89,800 candidates. Currently, in every draw, IRCC issue 3,600 ITAs. Given the new draw is being held every second Wednesday, at least six more Express Entry draws will be conducted by the end of this year. If the numbers will remain the same, Canada might invite another 21,600 applicants by Dec 31, reaching 85,000 ITAs, which will 4,000 less than in 2018. At the same time, in order to surpass the record of last year, IRCC might increase the intake numbers or conduct more invitations rounds.

#Express_Entry, #immigration, #economic_class

ESDC issued 38,348 positive LMIAs in the first quarter of 2019
According to the data by the Open Government, so far, the number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) is 38,348. Currently, there is no data about the second and third quarters, however, it looks like Canada will surpass the last year’s numbers. In 2018, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) issued 108,139 LMIAs. 37% or 40,448 were issued in Ontario, 26% or 28,553 – issued in British Columbia, 20% or 21,254 were issued in Quebec, and 8% or 8,831 – in Alberta. The available data from the first quarter of 2019 shows the 31% increase which means more employers apply for LMIA. In the first quarter of 2019, most of LMIAs were issued in Quebec – 12,612 (33%) and Ontario – 9,621 (26%).

#LMIA, #TFW, #Work_in_Canada, #ESDC

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