It seems Canada immigration has come back to full swing after the pandemic. A total of 231625 immigrants moved to Canada permanently in the first six months of 2022. This is 59.8 per cent higher compared to the same period last year. Surprisingly, the immigration levels by the end of June 2022 is even higher than those before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, which as the last full year before the pandemic, only 160235 immigrants moved to Canada. It means immigration in the first six months of 2022 was 45.5 per cent higher compared to the same period in 2019. Data from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) indicates that if the current trend continues throughout the rest of the year, Canada will welcome 46250 new permanent residents to Canada in 2022. It means an increase of 14.1 percent compared to 2021, when the country welcomed 406025 new permanent residents.
As per the Immigration Levels Plan of Canada for 2022-2024, the country will be welcoming 431,645 permanent residents in 2022, 447,055 new permanent residents in 2023 and 451,000 in 2024.
Canada needs more immigrants
Canada has huge demand for immigrant workers and the country admits that Canada immigration is necessary for its economic growth. Canada’s unemployment rate has come down to record low at 4.9 per cent.
The country is also facing a huge shortage of labour. So, business leaders in the country are demanding Canada to increase immigration so that it will be easier for them to hire skilled workers. Canada also needs immigrants to sustain a healthy level of population growth as the country has low natural birth rate and a population that is aging fast. So for those who wish to migrate to Canada, this is the right time to initiate the procedures. Permanent residents and citizens in Canada enjoy high quality life, free healthcare, better pay, more career opportunities and many other privileges. Canada has a sophisticated immigration system and immigration candidates has many immigration pathways to choose from, based on their preferences, qualifications and aspirations.