Skilled workers from the U.S. coming to Canada in large numbers

July 23, 2020

By CIC News |

The number of U.S. residents arriving through Express Entry increased by 75 per cent between 2017 and 2019. This growth rate is much higher than that of other countries, according to new data.

New data indicates that Canada is becoming a magnet for talent from the United States.

Over the past two years, foreign-born U.S. skilled workers have received the most invitations to resettle permanently in Canada, according to a new analysis published by the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET).

The analysis is based on statistics from the latest Express Entry Year-End Report 2019, which show that the numbers of U.S. residents who successfully benefited from Express Entry, increased by 75 per cent between 2017 and 2019. That percentage increase attributed to the U.S. is much higher, often double, than that observed for other countries.

Express Entry is an online system used by Canada to manage skilled immigration applications from those who want to become permanent residents.

Eligible Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates have a chance to secure an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence through the system providing that their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score meets IRCC’s cut-off requirement.

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