Canada Hits Record Intake Of Over 437,000 New Permanent Residents In 2022

Canada Hits Record Intake Of Over 437,000 New Permanent Residents In 2022

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced Canada has surpassed its intake target of 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022. The government granted more than 437,000 foreigners permanent residency as it prioritizes economic-class immigration along with family reunification programs. 

The last time Canada welcomed such a large number of newcomers was in 1913. The latest record-breaking intake comes at a time when Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is planning to add 1.45 million new permanent residents by the end of 2025.

Canada has already landed 1.3 million new permanent residents between 2016 and 2021 according to the 2021 census on immigration

In addition to new permanent residents, IRCC processed approximately 4.8 million applications for citizenship and temporary residence including work permits and study visas. In absolute terms, it is double the number of applications processed in 2021.

“… Newcomers play an essential role in filling labor shortages, bringing new perspectives and talents to our communities, and enriching our society as a whole. I am excited to see what the future holds and look forward to another historic year in 2023 as we continue to welcome newcomers,” remarked Canadian Minister Sean Fraser. 

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Immigrants will Account for 34% of Canada’s Population by 2041

Three main factors contribute to rising of foreign immigration in Canada: the labor skill gap, aging demography, and low birth rate.  

Canada’s labor force growth is almost 100% dependent on the skilled immigration of foreigners. Canada has currently posted nearly one million job vacancies and a shortage of skilled labor across economic sectors. 

Additionally, nine million Canadians are expected to reach the retirement age of 65 by 2030, shifting the worker-to-retiree ratio from 7:1 (50 years ago) to 2:1 by 2035. 

Further, Canada is experiencing one of the lowest global birth rates at 1.4 children per woman and is looking to boost its population through the settlement of foreign skilled workers who can contribute positively to the economy and society. 

Read more>> General Employment Trends Across Canada Promise Better Scope For Skilled Immigration

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Thanks to new reforms under Express Entry programs, Canadian immigration in 2023 will no longer be reduced to an exercise aimed at boosting your CRS score. Those with the required skills but below par CRS stand a good chance of qualifying for Canadian immigration through federal and provincial programs. 

Aspirants can make good use of the new opportunity by filling out their applications in a very careful manner under the professional guidance of a certified immigration consultant like CanApprove. 

CanApprove is CICC registered with over 25+ years of experience in immigration and overseas education consultancy. We offer genuine counseling and documentation support and are much recommended in the following cases: 

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