Canadian education + graduation work permit + Canadian local work experience = fast-track Canadian experience immigration. This is currently the most mainstream way to study and immigrate to Canada. Hundreds of thousands of international students enter Canada every year, hoping to realize their livable dream through the policy of graduation work visa + CEC immigration.
However, Canada’s annual immigration quota is only slowly increasing on the basis of 400,000. Although this year has a record high of 411,000 places, it is only 10,000 more than last year, and it still needs to compete with other categories such as refugees. Proportion. In the end, less than 60% of the 400,000 places will be allocated to economic immigrants, including provincial nomination, federal express entry, SUV and other projects. In contrast, the number of students who come to Canada to study every year is soaring, and the growth rate far exceeds the number of immigrants.
The above table is the statistics of the number of international students (study permit holders) in Canada before 2020. It can be seen that compared with the approximately 350,000 student visa holders in 2015, the number of student visa holders doubled to nearly 700,000 in 2019. Even if only half of these candidates who hold Canadian study permits want to stay in Canada, they can already digest the immigration quota for nearly two years. In fact, almost 90% of international students from India, Southeast Asia, and South America will find ways to stay in Canada. About 70% of international students from China will seek the opportunity to immigrate to Canada after graduation.
The number of candidates holding graduate work permits has reached 600,000 in 2019. And every year new graduates will bring 100,000+ new competitors. Because of this, in 2019, the invitation score of the EE fast track has remained high for a long time, and invitations of 470+ are common.
From 2008 to 2018, the number of graduates holding graduation work permits has increased sixfold. Behind this is an increasingly friendly immigration policy, increasingly high housing prices, and increasing immigration competition.
Immigration to Canada will only get harder as the pandemic ends. At present, there are as many as 200,000 applicants in the EE candidate pool, of which 50,000 applicants have a CRS score of 450 or more.
My suggestion is that for friends who are able to switch to the provincial nomination channel, they can make a plan B for themselves as soon as possible, and strive to go ashore as soon as possible through the EE PNP channel where the competition is relatively moderate and the lottery is continuing. Friends with lower CRS scores can obtain 50-200 extra points for themselves by negotiating with their employers to apply for LMIA. For friends who are about to come to Canada to study abroad, if you do not have a master’s degree or above, it is recommended to consider other immigration paths besides Express Entry, especially the provincial nomination of the three prairie provinces, where the competition is still relatively relaxed. Immigration is not a welfare, and opportunities wait for no one. I hope that everyone can seize the tail of the Canadian immigration window and realize their immigration dreams.