SOURCE: Sas and Ing

April 28, 2016 16:18 ET

Canadian Immigration Lawyer Assesses Express Entry Performance

Canadian Immigration Lawyer Reviews the Year-end Report for Express Entry 2015 in Latest Blog Post

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 28, 2016) - Sas & Ing, Vancouver Immigration Lawyers, provides advice and assistance on all forms of temporary entry into and permanent residence in Canada. This past month heralded the release of the Express Entry Year-End Report. After being introduced in January 2015, the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided its findings for the first year of its operation. For more go to,

Express Entry is the new management system for Canada's economic immigration programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), the Canadian Economic Class (CEC), and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Express Entry operates on the basis of a registration system. Applicants register a profile with their personal data, including age, education, work experience, and language proficiency in English and French. Based on qualifications, they are given a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS). In addition to their individual qualifications, the applicant must meet criteria for one of the three federal programs: FSW, FSTP or CEC. If an applicant is able to meet both the requirements for one of these programs and also have a high enough CRS score, they will be offered an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

The article listed several relevant statistics. For example, last year 191,279 persons registered a profile:

- 88,048 were found not eligible (they didn't satisfy the criteria for one of the programs)

- 31,063 were given Invitations to Apply (ITA)

- 5,301 International students were given an ITA -- 22% of the total ITAs issued

There was also information on the top ten source countries of those applicants issued ITAs:

1) India (22.4%), 2) Philippines (12.6%), 3) China (5.9%), 4) United Kingdom (5.8%), 5) Ireland (4.3%), 6) USA (3.4%), 7) Nigeria (2.2%), 8) South Korea (2.1%), 9) France (2.0%), and 10) Australia (1.9%)

A review of the numbers indicates that people are keen to use the Express Entry process. Intake to the program remains strong and so far the government is keeping on its target of a six month processing time. Although the report cautions that this could change, according to Sas & Ing the Express Entry selection system has measured up pretty well for its first year.

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Sas & Ing Immigration Law Centre has over 30 years of continued in-depth and comprehensive expertise in most aspects of Canadian Immigration practice. Sas & Ing, a Vancouver immigration law firm, has facilitated applications to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Service Canada and Canada Border Services Agency. Both partners, Catherine & Victor work closely with other lawyers specializing in Business, Employment, Tax and Real Estate to provide comprehensive legal advice to companies and individuals as they navigate the regulatory requirements necessary for temporary or permanent establishment in Canada.

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