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Over the second half of 2015, 39% of all invited candidates resided outside Canada (pre-arrival)

Earlier this month, published a series of in-depth articles covering the latest report on the Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada. Based on all reports provided thus far, we can confirm that the number of candidates in the pool residing outside (pre-arrival) Canada who received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in the latter half of 2015 increased significantly.

The latest report, which provided data on the first 12 months (23 draws) of Express Entry, was produced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC). It followed a similar report that was produced last July. By comparing the two reports, we can arrive at some hard conclusions…  Read more