Canada’s report update on its Express Entry system indicate that it has processed most applications within government target of six months.
Eighty percent of applications were processed — from the day a complete application was received until a final decision was made by an officer — within the time frame.
“Over 31,000 invitations to apply to permanent residence have been issued to a diverse range of highly skilled immigrants and almost 10,000 individuals (principal applicants and their family) have already landed in Canada as permanent residents,” the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada said in its report.
Food related occupations were among top invitation recipients. There were 2,356 applicants invited to immigrate last year were “food service supervisors,” followed by 2,295 cooks. Together the two occupations accounted for 16 per cent of those who got a pass for permanent resident status in Canada.
Top occupations receiving invitations:
- 8% — 2,256 food service supervisors
- 8% — 2,295 cooks
- 4% — 1,255 information systems analysts
- 3% — 940 software engineers
- 3% — 935 computer programmers and interactive media developers
- 3% — 745 university professors and lecturers
- 2% — 669 retail sales supervisors
- 2% — 550 graphic designers and illustrators
- 2% — 494 financial auditors and accountants
- 2% — 446 financial investment analysts
Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Same as in 2014, India, China and the Philippines remained the top three sources of immigrants, accounting for 41 per cent of total successful candidates. But in 2015, people from the United Kingdom (5.8%), Ireland (4.3%) and United States (3.4%) also made the top six, while Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Egypt were bumped out of the top 10.