Admissions of Permanent Residents in 2022

Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory of Destination

A couple of weeks ago, we published the data of the countries with the most study permit holders from January 2019 until June 2022. In the same article, we also shared a summary of the countries with the most permanent resident admissions in 2021.

Now our readers reached out to see if we can compile permanent resident admission numbers by Province/Territory of destination in 2022. This is what we found!

Province/Territory2020 Total2021 TotalJune/2022
British Columbia28,47569,47036,700
Nova Scotia3,5209,1506,745
New Brunswick2,8855,3154,545
Prince Edward Island1,2902,6151,510
Newfoundland and Labrador9002,0501,305
Northwest Territories125295145
Province/Territory not stated2050
Canada admitted nearly 232,000 new permanent residents in Q2 of 2022

As you can see, Ontario is the province with the largest number of permanent residents. It is also important to mention that Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta are the provinces with the highest immigrant retention rate in Canada. You can read more about this and the top Canadian Cities in the following article:

Canada to Welcome 431,645 Permanent Residents this year

Canada is targeting high levels of newcomers to support its population, labour force, and economic growth. In 2022, Canada will welcome 431,645 new immigrants in the following categories:

  • Economic: 241,850
  • Family: 105,000
  • Refugees and Protected Persons: 76,545
  • Humanitarian and Other: 8,250

Some highlights of the new plan are a long-term focus on economic growth, with 56% of admissions from the Economic Class. Moreover, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be the main admissions program for economic class immigrants with IRCC looking to land 83,500 newcomers via the PNP in 2022. You can read more about this here:

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How to Become a Permanent Resident

You need to immigrate to Canada to become a Permanent Resident. Read the following article for potential methods of immigration:

If you successfully immigrate to Canada and stay in the country for a while, you could become a Canadian Citizen. Read the following article for more information:

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