According to IRCC data, Canada may achieve or beyond forecasts for this year. India has provided the majority of immigrants to Canada so far. The most popular province for new immigrants is still Ontario.
Up until August 22, there were around 300,000 new permanent residents in Canada.
Sean Fraser, Canada’s minister of immigration, bragged this week that the country had reached the 300,000 level earlier than in any previous year. Just six times since Confederation in 1867 Canada accepted more than 300,000 immigrants in a calendar year: in the years 1911 to 1913, followed by 2018 through 2021.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased immigration in 2021 after restrictions on travel connected to the virus caused a decline in new arrivals in 2020. The year ended with a record-breaking 405,330 new arrivals. However, it took until the fourth quarter of that year for IRCC to cross the 300,000 threshold
The total number of fresh immigrants up through June 2022 has so far been provided in public information statistics on the IRCC’s open portal website. In the future months, the data for July and August will be made public.
About 231,620 newcomers had entered Canada as of the end of June. The disparity between the data from the end of June and the beginning of August implies that over the duration of two months, Canada received about 68,000 permanent residents.
If this rate continues during the last four months of the year, Canada may reach or perhaps surpass its goal of 431,000 new immigrants by the year 2022. If the immigration service succeeds in meeting this goal, it will surpass the previous mark established in 2021.
We can see from the statistics provided which nations immigrants are leaving and which Canadian provinces and territories they are settling in.
In an attempt to safeguard individual privacy and avoid identifying specific people, IRCC rounds information to the closest five. The statistics might not always add up to the whole as a consequence.
Here are some important details about immigration to Canada in the first half of 2022.
India continues to be by far the largest source of fresh immigrants. 68,280 Indians were granted permanent resident status in Canada during the first part of the year, making up 29% of all immigrants. Since 2017, immigrants from India have regularly made up the majority of new arrivals to Canada.
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By far, Ontario has been the most frequently chosen province for immigrant arrivals. In the first half of the year, Ontario welcomed 101,155 newcomers, about three times as many as British Columbia, which came in second. As of the end of June, there were 36,700 more permanent inhabitants living in the province of BC.
In addition, Ontario received the most immigrants from all categories of immigration to Canada—economic, family, refugee, and other. BC received the second-highest number of immigrants from the economic and family classes while placing third overall.
Alberta welcomed the second-highest number of refugees and the third-highest number of immigrants from the family class. Quebec accepted the second-most immigrants overall and the third-most immigrants from the economic and refugee classes.
Canada primarily relies on immigration to meet labour market vacancies. According to Statistics Canada’s most recent data, there are over a million open positions and a historically low rate of unemployment of 4.9%. As a result, various industries in the nation are experiencing a labor shortage.
This is made worse by the fact that by 2030, nearly nine million Canadians will be of the age of retirement and that the country has one of the lowest birthrates of the G7 at 1.4 children per woman.
The number of immigrants entering Canada will likely keep rising, setting new records every year. For instance, as part of the Immigration Levels Plan, Canada aims to welcome more than 450,000 new immigrants in 2024. In addition to pushing for more control over immigration, several provincial governments are urging Canada to do more to entice immigrants with in-demand skills.
Canada is also redoubling its efforts to simplify and speed up the online application for candidates. Recently, IRCC unveiled a number of initiatives to reduce the delay of applications and enhance the customer experience.
Beginning September 23, all immigration applications will be submitted electronically, and by the spring of 2023, the IRCC will roll out application status monitors for seven more programs for permanent and temporary residency.