Canada Immigration Level In June Was The Highest
By June 2020, Canada welcomed nearly 19200 Permanent Residents which was revealed in New IRCC data recently.
This month intake was much stronger than 11000 new comers welcomed by Canada in May and April.
On the other hand, it is well short of the over 34,000 immigrants welcomed by Canada in June 2019. Due to the Pandemic travel restrictions, few disruptions were caused this year. The Pandemic travel restrictions in Canada are since March 2020.
The top 10 immigrant source countries in June 2020 (PR numbers in brackets) were:
- India (6,760)
- China (2,010)
- Philippines (900)
- USA (740)
- Pakistan (595)
- Brazil (560)
- United Kingdom (535)
- Nigeria (530)
- Iran (390)
- South Korea (355)
The leading immigrant source countries in June remain unchanged from recent months and years. The new immigrants in June were individuals who had applied for PR months ago, meaning that immigrant source countries have not been impacted by the pandemic so far.
What to expect for the rest of 2020?
The figures in June 2020 indicates that Canada's Immigration system is getting "Normalized" to the possible extent during this pandemic times.
The travel restrictions and other COVID-19 disruptions will keep PR figures lower than what they were during similar periods in 2019. Canada continues to invite more successful immigration candidates to apply for PR.
Bi-weekly Express Entry draws have remained a constant fixture throughout the pandemic, with Canada issuing 3,900 or more invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence every two weeks.
The resumption of Express Entry draws which include FSWP candidates, plus ongoing Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws are among the numerous positive signs that suggest Canada remains committed to its pre-pandemic immigration policies.
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