From the last two years, skilled worker immigration from the U.S. is rising rapidly as a large number of skilled workers are coming to Canada.
Between the years 2017 and 2019, Canada saw a sharp rise in the immigration of the number of workers from the U.S.
And as per the new data from the Express Entry Year-End Report 2019, the share of the number of skilled workers immigrating to Canada through the Express Entry has increased by 75 percent. This is, indeed, a much higher growth rate when compared with the other countries.
Express Entry Immigration System is the most popular immigration pathway for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. It is an online system that manages applications submitted by skilled immigrants who want to get Canada PR.
Eligible candidates can apply to the Express Entry through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Candidates who manage to reach the cut-off CRS score are eligible to receive an Invitation to Apply(ITA) from the IRCC.
Last year, over 10,000 U.S. residents moved to Canada through the Express Entry system. The sudden rise in the number of American residents moving to Canada through the Express Entry system can be attributed to two reasons.
First, a large number of U.S. residents have cultivated an interest to immigrate to Canada over the past two years. And, the most preferred immigration pathway for Canadian permanent residence is the federal express entry system. Thus, it becomes evident that the number of Americans coming to Canada through the express entry has increased.
Second, a large number of U.S. residents are capable of meeting the scoring criteria of the Canadian Express Entry System. The IRCC ranks candidates based on the CRS score of an applicant, which in turn, is based on human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and others. So, it appears that Americans are capable of fetching a good CRS score to receive an ITA.
From 2017 through 2019, around 26,000 people from the U.S. received ITAs through the express entry. However, interestingly, over 20,000 people who got ITAs were not citizens of the U.S.
This trend indicates that the immigration policies of the U.S. have become unfriendly for immigrants, especially for skilled workers. And therefore, they have started moving to Canada considering the amiable immigration environment and plenty of work opportunities.
Thus, these were the main reasons that substantiate the growing popularity of the Express Entry System among U.S. residents.