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Canada admitted nearly 232,000 new permanent residents in Q2 of 2022

Recent Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCCdata reveal that Canada admitted nearly 232,000 new permanent residents in the second quarter of 2022.

So far this year, April has seen 36,350 new permanent residents, May 37,810, and June another 43,705. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been improving its operations by streamlining processes. This has allowed IRCC to double the number of final decisions compared to the same time period in 2021.

In fact, the levels of immigration in the first and second quarters of 2022 are even higher than those before the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In 2019, there were only 160,235 new permanent residents in Canada in the first six months.

<<Check the data for the first quarter of 2022 here>>

Canada is also a top destination for international students. Between January 1 and July 31, 2022, IRCC finalized almost 360,000 study permits, compared to about 306,000 finalized in the same period in 2021.

Canada continues to set the bar higher for immigration in 2022: 431,645 Permanent Residents

In 2021, IRCC set a historic record by admitting more than 400,000 new permanent residents to Canada. The target for 2022 is to welcome around 431,645 permanent residents, and Canada is on its way to achieving it, with approximately 275,000 admissions from January 1 to July 31.

On June 6, 2022, IRCC finally resumed Express Entry draws under the federal high-skilled streams, after a pause of over 18 months.

To support its population, labour force, and economic growth, Canada is targeting high levels of newcomers 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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