A recent report published by Statistics Canada (StatsCan) reveals how immigration contributed to the high growth of Canada’s population during the period of April-June (Q2) 2022.
Canada’s population grew 0.7% from the Q1 figure to an estimated 38,929,902 people on July 1. An astonishing 94.5% of the growth in Canada’s population in Q2 was contributed by immigration.
International migration accounted for adding 118,114 people to Canada’s population in Q2 2022. Previously, the record number of immigration-led population growth was witnessed in Q3 of 2019 when the country added 175,907 new members.
The report also noted that work and study permit holders made the most contribution to the Q2 immigration-led population growth.
Canada Immigration Annual Plan
Canada is targeting over 430,000 new permanent residents per year, about 60% of which will be coming from economic class programs like Express Entry, and the Provincial Nominee Program.
Immigration Minister will table a new Immigration Levels Plan for 2023 through 2025 by November 1, 2022. Experts believe the new plan will align with the same intent to invite more skilled workers into Canada.
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