Canada continued its immigration record-setting tempo by welcoming 341,000 newcomers in 2019. This is simply the fifth time in its historical past that it has welcomed greater than 300,000 immigrants in a single 12 months (the opposite occasions have been 1911-1913 and 2018).
Canada additionally exceeded the goal it set in its 2019-2021 Immigration Levels Plan (330,800 immigrants) by greater than 10,000 immigrants.
The nation additionally caught to its plan by welcoming 58 per cent of its newcomers beneath the financial class, whereas 27 per cent arrived by household sponsorship, and the remaining 15 per cent have been welcomed beneath the refugee class.
25 per cent of recent immigrants got here from India
India stays the primary supply nation of newcomers to Canada. The roughly 86,000 Indians who grew to become everlasting residents in 2019 accounted for 25 per cent of all newcomers to Canada. China was a distant second accounting for 9 per cent of newcomers, adopted by the Philippines which accounted for Eight per cent of recent immigrants. Nigeria, the United States of America, Pakistan, Syria, Eritrea, South Korea and Iran rounded out the highest 10 supply nations.
|Total New Immigrants in 2019||341,180|
|5. United States of America||10,800|
|9. Korea, Republic of||6,110|
45 per cent of newcomers settled in Ontario
Ontario continues to be by far the highest vacation spot for newcomers, welcoming 45 per cent of the nationwide share in 2019. Its share elevated by two proportion factors from 2018. This could also be defined by the Quebec authorities’s determination to scale back its immigrant consumption by 20 per cent in 2019. As a end result, Quebec fell two spots in 2019 to the fourth main vacation spot of newcomers to Canada. British Columbia moved into second place because it welcomed 50,000 immigrants, with Alberta in third place.
Manitoba loved a really sturdy immigrant consumption because it welcomed almost 19,000 immigrants final 12 months, a 24 per cent enhance in contrast with its 2018 consumption. Saskatchewan’s immigration ranges have been almost an identical as in 2018, with the province welcoming almost 16,000 newcomers.
Immigration to Atlantic Canada continued to extend, with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick experiencing the biggest features. Nova Scotia noticed its consumption rise by 27 per cent to over 7,500 immigrants whereas New Brunswick loved a 30 per cent acquire because it welcomed 6,000 newcomers.
Yukon additionally skilled a wholesome acquire as its consumption grew by 24 per cent to 400 immigrants.
New Immigrants to Canada: 2017-2019
|Prince Edward Island||2,350||2,135||2,445|
|Province/territory not acknowledged||40||10||15|
35 per cent went to the Greater Toronto Area
More than one in three newcomers selected to settle within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The GTA welcomed extra immigrants (118,000 newcomers) than the 4 Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Canada’s three territories mixed.
Vancouver was the second main metropolis because it welcomed 40,000 immigrants, adopted by Montreal (35,000) and Calgary (almost 20,000).
Canada’s 4 largest cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary) collectively welcomed 62 per cent of all newcomers to the nation, down barely from their 64 per cent share in 2018. The decline is because of Quebec’s determination to scale back its immigration ranges as Montreal’s consumption fell by almost 10,000 newcomers final 12 months.
Canada might welcome as much as 360,000 immigrants in 2020
According to its 2019-2021 Immigration Levels Plan, the federal authorities is concentrating on an extra 341,000 newcomer arrivals in 2020. Since this goal was met final 12 months, Canada could exceed it once more this 12 months. In truth, the plan offers Canada the flexibleness to welcome as much as 360,000 newcomers in 2020. We can have extra readability when Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino tables the federal authorities’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan within the close to future—probably throughout the coming month.