Canada welcomed 300,000 permanent residents in 2022

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Canada welcomes 300,000 permanent residents 2022 as of August 22, 2022, Canada welcomed more than 300,000 permanent residents, surpassing the record earlier than in any previous year. Over 217,000 new Canadians were granted Canadian citizenship in 2021–2022, which is more than the country’s targets. So far this fiscal year (from April 1 to July 31), Canada has welcomed over 116,000 new citizens, compared to just over 35,000 during the same period last year. On April 1, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) started offering virtual citizenship ceremonies, and by July 31, 2022, close to 394,000 people had taken the Oath of Citizenship in nearly 15,000 events using a digital platform.


What is a Permanent Resident?

A permanent resident is a person who has been given permanent residency in Canada. This means that they have been given the right to live and work in Canada permanently. Permanent residents can be immigrants, refugees, or people who have received a visa as a result of being sponsored by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Permanent residents can be divided into two groups: Canadian citizens and immigrants. Canadian citizens are people who were born in Canada or who have become naturalized Canadians. Immigrants are people who are not Canadian citizens. They come from countries all over the world and have to meet certain requirements before they can become permanent residents. These requirements include having a good education and job experience in Canada, being able to speak English well, and having no criminal record.

Once a person has been granted permanent resident status, they are able to apply for Canadian citizenship. This is a process that takes many years and requires meeting specific requirements. However, once they have become Canadian citizens, they are able to enjoy all the benefits that come with being a Canadian citizen.


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Canadian citizenship is being modernized.

In August 2021, the IRCC launched a citizenship portal that allows certain citizenship applications to be submitted online. This tool has been made available so that groups of adults aged 18 and above can apply together.

By the end of the year, IRCC intends to expand the tool’s features to include online applications for youngsters under the age of 18. Canada has already surpassed its 2021-2022 citizenship targets by receiving nearly 217,000 new citizens.

From April 1 to July 31, Canada has already invited more than 116,000 new citizens, compared to 35,000 during the same period in 2021.


Canada welcomed 300,000 permanent residents in 2022.

The Government of Canada is welcoming 300,000 permanent residents in 2022. This represents an increase of 25% over the number of permanent residents welcomed in 2017.

This increase is expected to contribute to the growth of the Canadian economy, create jobs, and help meet the needs of Canadians.

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that permanent residents have access to important services, such as healthcare and social assistance.

Following a drop in immigrants due to pandemic-related travel restrictions in 2020, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased immigration in 2021, completing the year with a record-breaking 405,330 newcomers. Despite this, IRCC didn’t reach 300,000 until the fourth quarter of that year.

By the end of June, around 231,620 newcomers had arrived in Canada. The difference in numbers from the end of June to the end of August shows that Canada welcomed around 68,000 permanent residents over the period of two months. 

If this rate continues for the next four months, Canada may meet or even exceed its objective of 431,000 new immigrants in 2022. If the immigration service meets this goal, it will break the previous record established in 2021.

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Available data shows which countries immigrants are leaving and which Canadian regions and territories they are settling in.

IRCC rounds data to the nearest five as part of an effort to protect individual privacy, and prevent individuals from being identified. As a result, the sum of the data may not always equal the total.

Permanent residents can also apply for Canadian citizenship if they meet the requirements. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser considers Immigration as its people. It is basically about beginning a new job, reuniting with the family, and/or building a new life in Canada.

India was by far the source country for the greatest number of new permanent immigrants in 2022.


Top 10 Source Countries for New Canadian Immigrants in 2022

Rank Country               Number Of Immigrants

India                                             68,280

China                                           16.540

Philippines                                   12,630

Afghanistan                                  11,415

Nigeria                                          10,080

Iran                                               6,425 

France                                          6,280

USA                                              6,025

Pakistan                                       5,505

Brazil                                            4,810


The Benefits of Being a Permanent Resident

Being a permanent resident in Canada has many benefits. These include access to many government services, freedom to live and work anywhere in the country, and the ability to bring your family with you.


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