How early Express Entry immigrants fared in the labour market: study

November 12, 2020

By CIC News |

IRCC study shows outcomes of immigrants over the first three years of the Express Entry system

Nearly all Express Entry immigrants found employment in the first year after landing, and, generally, outperformed immigrants who came through the previous application system.

A recent Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) report  looked at how Express Entry immigrants were faring in the Canadian labour market between 2015 and 2018. They compared results of the groups of people who applied through the electronic Express Entry system, and non-Express Entry immigrants who still used the old paper-based application system. 

All respondents in the survey applied for immigration through either the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)Canadian Experience Class (CEC)or an enhanced Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). 

Express Entry immigrants saw generally positive, results in the three years following the launch of the electronic application management system in January, 2015. Though results show favourable outcomes in the short term, IRCC noted that Express Entry was designed to select immigrants who would be successful over the long term.


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