Costing the Express Entry Immigration Process
This report estimates the cost of the three immigration streams of the federal Express Entry system for Canada excluding Quebec.
Based on our analysis, current staffing levels at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are expected to be more than sufficient to meet the processing time goal for the next five years. In fact, we estimate that IRCC has 65% more staff than needed to meet their goal this fiscal year.
Parliamentary Budget Officer