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Top 15 Countries Of New Immigrants Of CANADA

Express Entry draws have continued to happen on a bi-weekly basis since March processing immigration applications during the pandemic and issuing new permanent residence invitations to successful applicants.

Canada’s flagship system to manage economic class immigration applications is called Express Entry.

As of the last Express Entry draw which took place on September 2nd, IRCC issued 69,950 ITAs in 2020 thus far compared with 56,200 at the same point in 2019.

In addition, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) continues to operate.

Canada also remains committed to its 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan.

Canada’s July 2020 intake was also lower than the 19,200 immigrants Canada welcomed in June of this year.

June 2020 has been the strongest month for Canada’s PR levels since the coronavirus was labelled as a pandemic in March. Prior to June, Canada welcomed 11,000 immigrants in May, and just 4,000 in April.

Last July was the busiest month for Canadian immigration in 2019. That month, Canada welcomed 36,615 new permanent residents.

Canada’s top 15 source countries of new PRs in July were (PR figures in brackets):

1) India (3,195)
2) China (870)
3) Philippines (865)
4) Pakistan (640)
5) Nigeria (555)
6) Morocco (515)
7) Iran (405)
8) United States of America (405)
9) Algeria (335)
10) France (290)
11) Syria (245)
12) Egypt (225)
13) United Kingdom (225)
14) Cameroon (220)
15) South Korea (205)

When you add these factors together, IRCC expects that Canada’s PR figures will surge once the pandemic is over.

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