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Canada welcomed record 341,000 new immigrants in 2019; India remains the main source country of newcomers (WWICS: 11202002Ga1432)

Canada continued its immigration record of admitting over 300,000 immigrants for the second consecutive year by welcoming a total of 341,180 new permanent residents in 2019.

Out of the total number of new permanent resident admissions, 58 per cent (196,675) came through the economic class while 27 per cent (91,335) were welcomed under family sponsorship, and the remaining 15 per cent were arrived through the refugee class.

TOP 5 SOURCE COUNTRIES OF NEWCOMERS

Indians remained the largest group when considering new permanent residents to Canada by nationality. A total of 85,585 Indians obtain Canadian permanent residence in 2019, which accounted for 25 per cent of all newcomers to Canada.

 

Sr.No Source country Total applicants granted PR Proportion
1 India 85,585 25.08%
2 China 30,260 8.86%
3 Philippines 27,815 8.15%
4 Nigeria 12,595 3.69%
5 United States of America 10,800 3.16%

 

NEW 2019 PERMANENT RESIDENTS BY PROVINCE

Ontario dominated as the province of choice for new Canadian permanent residents in 2019. The province welcomed 45 per cent of the national share in 2019 followed by British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Manitoba, which were top 5 destinations chosen by the newcomers in 2019.

 

Sr.No Source country Total applicants granted PR Proportion
1 Ontario 153,340 45%
2 British Columbia 50,320 14.74%
3 Alberta 43,685 12.80%
4 Quebec 40,545 11.88%
5 Manitoba 18,905 5.54%

 

CANADA CAN WELCOME 360,000 NEW IMMIGRANTS IN 2020

The federal government also exceeded the target it set in its 2019-2021 Immigration Levels Plan as the country is targeting an additional 341,000 newcomer arrivals in 2020.

Therefore, it is one of the most opportune times to apply for Canadian immigration for people who want to immigrate and settle in the maple country.

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