Reforms made to Canada’s economic immigration process are yielding successful results in choosing people and offering them permanent residency status at a faster pace. After the launch of Express Entry, the Citizenship and Immigration Minister of Canada, Chris Alexander invited three of the first Express Entry candidates to become permanent residents.
CIC has stated in a press release that the first three applicants to obtain permanent resident status were Irish and two Chinese citizens all of whom are currently working in skilled occupations in Ontario.
On 31 January 2015, Canada has conducted Express Entry first draw has sent 779 invitations to apply for permanent residency. CIC has conducted seven such draws till date. Although CIC confirmed that most applicants under the Express Entry system will be processed within six months. Apparently, the number of applicants who have filed a complete application after being invited will be given permanent residency within few weeks. Notably, 6,851 Express Entry candidates have obtained an initiation to apply for Canadian permanent residency.