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List of Top 10 Countries of Citizenship Receiving Express Entry ITAs in 2017

June 2018, 07
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A look at candidate nationalities and other admissions data from IRCC's 2017 year-end review of the Express Entry system

A report regarding the economic immigration system of the Express Entry - Government of Canada confirms that candidates from India and China occupy the leading spots in receiving invitations to apply seeking Canadian permanent residence in 2017.
This table provides a comparative analysis of the top 10 nationalities of Express Entry candidates who received ITAs in 2016 and 2017.


Top 10 countries of citizenship in 2016 and 2017

COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIPEXPRESS ENTRY ITAS — 2016COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIPEXPRESS ENTRY ITAS — 2017
India11,03733%India36,31042%
China2,7418%China7,4669%
Philippines1,7365%Nigeria5,1306%
United Kingdom1,5445%Pakistan3,3394%
United States1,3194%United Kingdom2,6523%
Ireland, Republic Of1,2274%United States2,0302%
Nigeria1,0413%Brazil1,6722%
Pakistan9493%Iran1,3822%
Australia8492%Ireland, Republic Of1,2741%
France8302%Australia1,2641%
Other10,50931%Other23,50327%
33,782100%86,022100%
This data of the EE  pool is a part of the review of economic immigration system in the Express Entry during 2017 by IRCC.
The top three occupations belong to the IT  sector, which attracts highly skilled Indian talent.

The top occupations were:


Information Systems Analysts and Consultants,
Software Engineers and Computer Programmers,
Interactive Media Developers,

The top destination provinces


The report deals with the number of admissions as permanent resident pertaining to the provinces. The leaders are Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta as the favorite destinations seeking permanent residents in 2017.

Furthermore, there were remarkable increases in the Atlantic Canada provinces like Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The number of admissions in the three economic programs supervised by the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs had an increase of 40 per cent in Nova Scotia and two folds in New Brunswick.

In the prairie region of Canada also there was substantial growth.   Manitoba and Saskatchewan reported better admissions in 2017.

Totally 65,401 overseas applicants accompanying their family members became permanent residents using the immigration programs of the Express Entry system last year.

Finally, there is a map showing the provincial distribution of fresh admissions in permanent residents. Please note that the province of Quebec has its economic immigration programs which are outside of the Express Entry system.

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