23 Sep Canada’s immigration rate is skyrocketing, with around 275,000 new permanent residents this year.
Canada’s immigration rate is skyrocketing, with around 275,000 new permanent residents
This year, Canada’s rate of immigration is growing at an unprecedented rate, far exceeding expectations. The data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that the country has welcomed 274,980 new permanent residents in just seven months of 2022. And if immigration continues at this rate, 471,394 by 2022 – which would be a 16.1 percent increase from last year’s record number of 406,025 new permanent residents. Ottawa’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2022-2024 had anticipated 431,645 permanent residents would arrive this year, with the numbers increasing to 447,055 next year and 451,000 in 2024.
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British Columbia invited up to 357 skilled regional candidates
On September 21, 2022, the Government of British Columbia issued new invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified regional candidates, including Tech workers. In the General draw, BC issued 341 invitations, with a minimum score of 70 points. In the Childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 4214), the province invited 11 candidates. Additionally, less than 5 invitations have been issued for the regional healthcare workers. In total, the province invited up to 357 regional candidates. In 2022, British Columbia has already issued 7,198 invitations.
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Canada has welcomed 20,000 Afghan refugees since August 2021
On September 22, 2022, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that 20,000 Afghan refugees have arrived in Canada since August 2021. The newcomers arrived on a charter flight from the United Arab Emirates to Toronto, Ontario. Approximately 337 government-assisted refugees were on board and will settle across communities in Canada, including Abbotsford (BC), Calgary (AB), and Windsor (ON). Despite the difficulties, Canada continues to fulfill its mission of resettling at least 40,000 vulnerable Afghans to the country by the end of 2023.
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IRCC is dealing with the immigration backlog
Last month, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), pointed out how Canada is taking measures to improve the immigration system by hiring 1,250 new employees within the next few months, streamlining IRCC operations, introducing application status trackers and publishing monthly data on the IRCC website. According to IRCC’s new webpage tracking the immigration backlog, there were 2.4 million applications in the inventory on July 31. Of those, 1.1 million were within service standards, and 1.3 million were in the backlog.