Judging by the first month of 2019, Canada should not have difficulty in achieving its goal of welcoming a million immigrants by the end of 2021.
In January, Canada opened the door to more than 40,000 potential candidates through key economic immigration and family sponsorship programs.
Both economic immigration and family sponsorship are central components of the new three-year immigration plan to Canada, which has 331,000 new permanent residents for 2019.
This number should increase to 341,000 in 2020 and reach 350,000 by 2021 - almost one percent of the Canadian population. One percent of immigration is considered vital to ensure the continued growth of the labor force and the economy of Canada in the coming years.
It is expected that the majority of these new arrivals will enter through various economic programs of immigration of Canada.
The Canadian express entry system is a major source of skilled foreign labor. It accelerates the application for permanent residence from immigration candidates with the talents necessary for rapid integration into the Canadian labor market.
In January, the fastest start of the Express Entry system began: 11,150 invitations for permanent residence in Canada were sent out.
The invitations are based on the candidate’s scoring (CRS) of the candidate, which takes into account such factors as age, education, work experience and knowledge of English or French.
In 2018, through the Express Entry system, 89,800 invitations to apply for permanent residence were issued - the largest in its five-year history.