17 Oct Eight Canadian cities becoming more and more popular among the newcomers
Eight Canadian cities becoming more and more popular among the newcomers
Montreal, Quebec’s Boucherville, Edmonton, Halifax, Quebec City, Burlington, Toronto, and Vancouver are increasingly becoming popular destinations among new immigrants to Canada. These cities offer many opportunities and attractions that appeal to immigrants from all walks of life. Whether it is Montreal’s vibrant multiculturalism, Halifax’s scenic beauty, or Toronto’s bustling urban life, each city has its unique charm and appeal. Not only do these cities provide economic opportunities and job prospects, but they also offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for newcomers to settle and thrive. From affordable housing options to quality healthcare and education systems, these cities strive to make the transition for new immigrants as smooth as possible.
Canada’s immigration rate continues declining for the third consecutive month
Immigration to Canada declined for the third consecutive month in August but is still expected to reach a record-breaking number of new permanent residents by the end of the year, according to the latest data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In August, Canada welcomed 34,925 new permanent residents, a 14.1% decrease from July. From January to August of this year, Canada received 338,905 new permanent residents, putting the country on track to welcome 508,357 by the end of the year. Canada has set a target of 465,000 new permanent residents for 2023, with 485,000 for 2024 and 500,000 for 2025. This totals 1.45 million immigrants over the next three years. The latest figures indicate that Canada will likely surpass its immigration targets for this year and the following years. However, immigration levels in the past three months have decreased, with August seeing the lowest number of new permanent residents at 34,925.
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Canada Welcomed 700,000 New Temporary Residents in Just One Year
On September 27, 2023, Statistics Canada reported that the number of temporary residents in Canada has increased by nearly 700,000 year-on-year as of the second quarter of 2023. This number is expected to reach 2.5 million by the end of 2023. Many of these temporary residents seek Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) through Canada’s economic immigration options. However, the number of PR spots available is limited compared to the number of temporary residents in Canada. Canada has set an annual target of 465,000 for all immigration programs in 2023, with a target of over 500,000 by 2025.
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IRCC released the findings of the CFP 2024 Stakeholder consultations
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released the findings of its CFP 2024 Stakeholder consultations. IRCC runs the Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance program to help newcomers in Canada. Through partnerships with organizations nationwide, IRCC funds programs that have the most significant impact on newcomers. The consultations gathered feedback from the settlement sector on changes being considered for CFP 2024. The Canadian government spends around $2 billion annually on settlement services. IRCC consults service provider organizations (SPOs), non-IRCC funded organizations, and officials from local governments to provide support. Settlement program services include providing newcomers with information, language training, and help with employment and housing.