Canada admitted 57,365 immigrants through the Express Entry
According to the new figures by IRCC, from January to October 2020, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) finalized the processing of 57,365 permanent resident applications through the Express Entry. 22,875 immigrants (39.9%) were processed through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW); 21,440 applicants were granted PR status under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC); 12,490 cases were processed through the Express Entry-aligned streams of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and 560 newcomers immigrated through the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST). Most of these cases were submitted to IRCC before the introduction of travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Therefore, these numbers don’t reflect the practice IRCC adopted from March to August, when most of the invitees qualified either under the CEC or PNP. The next year’s data may show the increase of PR admissions under these two programs.