05 Mar What provinces benefited the most from Express Entry in 2020?
What provinces benefited the most from Express Entry in 2020?
Ontario remained the most popular destination for Express Entry immigrants in 2020. It attracted 37,525 immigrants or 58.7% of the total admissions. British Columbia took second place. It welcomed 13,590 newcomers or 21.3%. The third main beneficiary of Express Entry is Alberta, which became a choice of 7,005 immigrants or 11%.
Alberta – 7,005 (11.0%)
British Columbia – 13,590 (21.3%)
Manitoba – 1,515 (2.4%)
New Brunswick – 820 (1.3%)
Newfoundland and Labrador – 160 (0.3%)
Northwest Territories – 30 (0.0%)
Nova Scotia – 1,555 (2.4%)
Nunavut – 5 (0.0%)
Ontario – 37,525 (58.7%)
Prince Edward Island – 445 (0.7%)
Saskatchewan – 1,245 (1.9%)
Yukon – 30 (0.0%)
Historically, since the start of Express Entry, Ontario, BC, and Alberta are the top priority destinations for Express Entry immigrants. These three provinces combined welcomed 89.2% of the total number of 374,395 immigrants.
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International air travel dropped down following the new restrictions
The new national protocols of the COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules for international air travellers convinced travellers to stay at home in recent weeks. According to data from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), in the second half of January, international arrivals dropped to 106,000 people. While, in the first two weeks of February, the number of new arrivals further reduced to 94,000 people. Immigration experts criticize the mandatory hotel quarantine as it is going against the immigration policy of the federal government to welcome more newcomers.
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The number of international tourists coming to Canada drops 90 percent
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns and restrictions on non-essential travel, the number of international tourists arriving in Canada has dropped more than 90 percent. Data provided by Canada Border Services Agency indicates that 35.6 million tourists arrived in Canada between March 2019 and mid-February 2020. This number dropped down to only 1.9 million between March 2020 and February 2021. Overall, the number of people arriving in Canada through international flights dropped more than 90 percent as compared to the pre-pandemic period.
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