Canada welcomed 75,185 new permanent residents in spousal immigration

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According to the latest statistics from IRCC data revealed a significant surge in spousal immigration to Canada in 2023, with a 17.2% increase compared to the previous year. In 2023, Canada experienced a remarkable surge in immigrants entering the country through the spousal sponsorship program, according to data released by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The numbers revealed a substantial increase of 17.2% in the influx of new permanent residents compared to 2022, reaching a total of 75,185 individuals.

This surge in spousal immigration stands out, especially when considering that it outpaced the overall immigration growth rate of 7.8% in Canada during the same period. The data from IRCC’s report underscores the significance of the spousal sponsorship program as a key avenue for individuals seeking permanent residency in Canada.

Notably, the final quarter of 2023 witnessed an even more pronounced increase, with a staggering 27.4% rise in the number of spouses and common-law partners entering the country. This surge indicates a growing trend of couples choosing Canada as their destination for starting a new life together.

Among the provinces, Ontario emerged as the top destination for spousal immigrants, welcoming 39,820 spouses in the previous year. The province’s appeal can be attributed to various factors, including its diverse job opportunities, vibrant communities, and robust support systems for newcomers.

This notable increase in spousal immigration has significant implications for Canada’s demographic landscape, social fabric, and economy. It reflects the country’s commitment to family reunification and underscores its reputation as an attractive destination for immigrants seeking to build a better future for themselves and their loved ones.

The surge in spousal immigration to Canada in 2023, as evidenced by the 17.2% increase in new permanent residents, highlights the country’s enduring appeal as a destination for couples seeking to reunite and establish their lives together. With Ontario leading the way as the preferred province for spousal immigrants, Canada continues to demonstrate its welcoming stance and commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive communities.

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