The immigration patterns from the United States to Canada that have emerged over the years are interesting to study. More than 10,000 U.S. residents shifted to Canada in 2019 via Canada’s Express Entry system. It marked a significant increase as compared to 2015 when only 600 U.S. residents immigrated to Canada via Express Entry.
Why the Express Entry system played a valuable role?
The Express Entry system in Canada is invaluable when it comes to managing skilled worker applications. Candidates who are eligible for one of Express Entry’s three immigration programs can be assigned scores on the basis of human capital characteristics like language skills, age, education, and work experience. This grading scheme is called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and is a major determinant of a candidate’s chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
The federal immigration department, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), organises Express Entry draws in order to invite candidates who have the highest CRS scores so they can submit their applications for permanent residence. IRCC tries to process the permanent residence applications belonging to successful candidates in a period of six months. Even the coronavirus pandemic has not been able to keep Canada from organising Express Entry draws.
More immigrants from the United States
The striking growth in the number of immigrants moving to Canada from the United States is also reflected in other immigration options. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has also been crucial in inviting new immigrants regularly.
Skilled workers hailing from the United States are armed with a competitive edge which makes their Express Entry profiles stand out. They are already fluent in English and well-educated. Most Americans who want to immigrate to Canada also have work experience from beforehand.