Admissions of Permanent Residents Canada

The Country with The Most Permanent Resident Admissions

The numbers of permanent resident arrivals continue to be dominated by Indian citizens. There were nearly 127,900 Indians who became Canadian permanent residents in 2021. Meanwhile, Chinese citizens represent the second-highest number of people who have been granted permanent resident status in Canada. This shows how important Indian and Chinese citizens are to Canadian immigration.

On the other hand, Filipinos represent the third-highest number of new immigrants to Canada. These three countries have remained in the top three places in recent years.

2019 2020 2021 
1 India






2 China






3 Philippines






4 Nigeria












*Source: Permanent Residents – Monthly IRCC Updates.

Of course, in 2020, there was a huge impact on permanent resident arrivals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration was cut -almost- in half due to travel restrictions. As a result, there were a higher number of American citizens becoming permanent residents and fewer citizens of Nigeria. Nigeria usually ranks fourth among the countries with the most PR admissions.

However, despite the pandemic, more and more people from around the world started a new life in Canada, in 2021. In fact, around 1.8 million people called Canada ‘home’. Nearly four-fifths of the 1.8 million population was attributable to new arrivals to Canada either as permanent or temporary immigrants, according to a Statistics Canada report.

This year, Canada will welcome almost 432,000 new immigrants. A few reasons why:

  • Immigration accounts for almost 100% of Canada’s labour force growth and nearly 80% of our population growth.
  • Canada regained many of the jobs lost during the pandemic, but there remain 960,000 unfilled positions across all sectors.
  • Canada has a strong economic need for increased immigration. Source: IRCC.

Who is a Permanent Resident of Canada?

A Permanent Resident (PR) of Canada may live or work anywhere in Canada. Moreover, section 6 of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982 protects this right. In addition, permanent residents have the right to enter Canada under section 27 of IRPA. To know more about this, please consider visiting the following article:

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According to our RCIC, Al Parsai, you need to immigrate to Canada to become a PR. Read the following article for potential methods of immigration:

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