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Canada Admitted 341,000 Permanent Residents in 2019- Annual Report on Immigration

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 09, Nov 2020

Canada Admitted 341,000 Permanent Residents in 2019- Annual Report on Immigration As per 2020 Annual Report submitted in Parliament on Immigration, for the period ending December 31, 2019, Canada admitted more than one million newcomers in the year 2019. This includes over 341,000 permanent residents, more than 402,000 study permits and 404,000 temporary work permits.

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced its massive plans for the next three years as well. Let us find out more details about the 2019 annual report.

More than one million newcomers welcomed last year

As discussed already, Canada welcomed over one million new immigrants in the country last year, as per 2020 Annual Report submitted in Parliament on Immigration. Let us now take a look at the key categories, under which the new immigrants arrived in Canada last year:

  • Canada issued total 5,774,342 travel documents to visitors, workers and students.
  • Total 341,180 permanent residents welcomed by Canada.
  • Nearly 58 percent of permanent residents admitted under the economic category.
  • Government issued total 404,369 temporary work permits under the temporary foreign worker & international mobility programs.
  • Canada welcomed 8,500 French-speaking permanent residents outside Quebec with additional support for francophone communities across the maple leaf country
  • Total 74,586 people converted from temporary to permanent residents.
  • Permanent and non-permanent immigration accounted for more than 80 percent of Canada's population growth.
  • The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) created, applied, and expanded 10 different programs and initiatives related to GBA+.
  • Total 30,087 refugee resettled the highest number of any state all over the world.

Overview of Immigration to Canada in 2019

Overview of Immigration to Canada in 2019

Immigration is indispensable for Canada

For Canada, the immigration has been a key source to support population, economic, and cultural growth in the country for last one century. Millions of people have considered migrating to Canada and making this beautiful country their new home. The superior economic opportunities, reuniting with family members, or looking for protection as resettled refugees or other protected persons, new immigrants in the maple leaf country have been a means of constant progress and prosperity.

Apart from the permanent residents, many people move to Canada to live temporarily, i.e. as a visitor, international student or a temporary foreign worker. Irrespective of their mode or pathway, all newcomers contribute in a meaningful way to country's economy, support the accomplishment and development of various industries, and add to Canada's diversity and multiculturalism.
Also read- Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2020-21- Canada to invite over 400,000 new immigrants in 2021

Canada Immigration Levels plan 2021-2023

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also released its comprehensive immigration plan for the next three years, as per this plan the As per the new immigration plan revealed, Canada to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021 and this target will keep on increasing until 2023.

Canada Immigration Levels plan 2021-2023

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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