The IRCC releases a new year-end Express Entry report for the year ending 2022. This annual report outlines statistics, data, and changes for the preceding 3 years.
It is an essential resource for individuals seeking a detailed understanding of the Express Entry system with valuable insights into trends and notable changes.
This article highlights the important data shared by the report for the last 3 years.
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Total Express Entry profiles created and submitted
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- Federal Skilled Worker Program Eligibility
- Canadian Experience Class Eligibility
- Federal Skilled Trades Program Eligibility
- New Category-Based Express Entry Selection Criteria
- Provincial Nominee Programs
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score Distribution
Despite a minor drop in the overall number of acceptable profiles submitted in 2022, CRS scores continuously stay concentrated in the 351–500 range.
Data based on Additional CRS points
In 2022, an increasing number of candidates were eligible for at least one type of additional point, with the proportion of eligible profiles that received Education in Canada and Siblings in Canada points growing the most.
|No additional points||176,777||190,664||168,564|
|Education in Canada||74,654||69,148||45,530|
|Siblings in Canada||44,483||41,618||33,403|
Which Express Entry program got the most ITAs?
In 2021, a greater number and proportion of invitations (87%) were granted under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Furthermore, while the proportion of PNP invitations issued in 2021 (13%) was substantially lower than in 2022, the quantity of invitations issued in both years is comparable.
This pattern reflects the Department’s temporary halt on ITAs due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic-related travel restrictions. In 2022, no invites were granted under the FSTP.
Most Common Primary Occupations Receiving an Invitation in 2022
In 2022, the most popular primary occupations among individuals invited to apply for permanent residency through Express Entry changed significantly from prior years.
While the shift to CEC- and PNP-specific rounds of invitations resulted in a significantly higher number of candidates with TEER 2 occupations (i.e., occupations that typically require a college diploma, including occupations that typically require 2 or more years of apprenticeship training or supervisory occupations) in 2021, candidates with TEER 1 occupations (occupations that typically require a university degree) made up a significant proportion of ITAs in 2022.
|21231 Software engineers and designers|
|21222 Information systems specialists|
|21230 Computer systems developers and programmers|
|62020 Food service supervisors|
|11202 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations|
|21223 Database analysts and data administrators|
|41200 University professors and lecturers|
13200 Customs, ship and other brokers
|11201 Professional occupations in business management consulting|
|11100 Financial auditors and accountants|
|20012 Computer and information systems managers|
|22221 User support technicians|
|10022 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers|
|13100 Administrative officers|
Similar to 2020, software engineers and designers, information systems specialists, and computer systems developers and programmers were the most common occupations and accounted for a significant proportion of the candidates invited to apply through EE in 2022.
Which country received the most invitations to apply?
Temporary residents in Canada continue to be in the top spot for getting an invitation to apply in an Express Entry draw, followed by residents in India and Nigeria.
|Country of residence||2022||Country of residence||2021||Country of Residence||2020|
|UK and Overseas Territories|
|UK and Overseas Territories|
Express Entry Province of Destination
The majority of those admitted in 2022 were destined for Ontario, followed by British Columbia and Alberta.
Since 2020, the number of admissions has increased significantly in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
|Prince Edward Island||613||875||445|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||547||332||159|
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry (EE) is Canada’s flagship application management system for three Federal High Skilled (FHS) permanent economic immigration programs (the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC)) and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It was launched in January 2015.
In addition to providing a pathway to permanent residence for prospective immigrants currently living abroad, many temporary residents already in Canada transition to permanent residence through EE, with Canada consistently ranking first among countries of residence for individuals who receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.