The impact of global immigration on Canada
The impact of global immigration on Canada, there has been a notable increase in migration to high-income countries, according to economists. Global North countries, including Canada, have seen a fast rise in their foreign-born population. Canada’s population growth rate of 2.7% in 2022 is the highest among the G7 countries and is among the top 20 countries in the world.
Canada’s population increased by more than one million people, marking the first time in the country’s history that the population has increased by such a large number in just 12 months, and it is the highest annual population growth rate recorded since 1957. Most of this growth, 95.9%, can be attributed to international workers moving to Canada. Canada’s population could double in just 26 years if this trend continues.
Record-high population growth in 2022
On January 1, 2023, Canada’s population was expected to have increased by a record 1,050,110 people, raising the total to 39,566,248. This is the first year in Canadian history that saw a population increase of over one million, and it also represents the highest annual population growth rate (+2.7%) since 1957 (+3.3%).
Due to the large number of births during the post-war baby boom and the large influx of refugees after the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, the population growth rate in 1957 reached a record high.
The cause of Canada’s record-high population growth in 2022 was considerably different because overseas migration was responsible for nearly all of the rise that was observed (95.9%). As it has been for many years, Canada will continue to have the highest population growth among the G7 nations in 2022.
Canada would come in first with a population growth of 2.7% for the year 2022 when compared to country growth rates for 2021 from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the most recent data available for all members. Moreover, Canada’s population growth rate of 2.7% in 2022 would rank it in the top 20 nations in the world, based on the most recent data available for other nations (as of 2021). Almost all of the African nations have faster population growth rates.
Such a rate of population increase would cause the Canadian population to double in around 26 years if it remained steady in the coming years.
The impact of Temporary immigration on Canada’s growth
437,180 new immigrants were expected to enter Canada in 2022, and there is expected to be a net gain of 607,782 non-permanent residents. Both of these figures reflect greater immigration targets and a year in which Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada received more immigration applications than ever before, representing the highest levels ever recorded.
The projected increases in temporary residents for 2022 are the highest for a single year for which comparable data are available. Additionally, for the first time, these gains exceed those made by immigrants during the same period.
The net expected number of non-permanent residents in all provinces and territories increased year over year in 2022, with work and study permits as well as the number of asylum seekers increasing overall. This surge is the result of a number of causes, including the program established to accept individuals fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the previously indicated intention to use international migration to assist satisfy labor shortages around the nation.
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