At a Glance: Immigration Trends for Canada

Canada Consistently Ranks as one of the most Immigration-Friendly Countries in the World

Canada also has one of the highest per-capita immigration rates in the world, admitting over 300,000 new permanent residents each year. This trend is expected to continue, even in light of the current global health crisis as Canada commits to welcoming over one million newcomers over the next three years. While a majority of new immigrants will be admitted through many economic immigration programs, Canada continues to be dedicated to family reunifications programs such as spousal or parental sponsorships, supervisa issuances, and continues to lead the world with refugee admissions.

Immigration Processing During COVID-19 and Beyond

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to accept and process applications. Unfortunately, the global travel restrictions and capacity constraints have led to a shortfall in admissions over the last one year. In order to outweigh the shortfall and ensure Canada has the workers it needs to fill crucial labor market gaps and remain competitive on the world stage, the 2021 to 2023 levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023.

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