In 2019, Canada welcomed more than 300,000 immigrants for only the fifth time in history, exceeding its target immigration rate by 10,000 newly arrived permanent residents.
In 2019, Canada continued its record-breaking pace of immigration, accepting 341,000 candidates in 2019. This is only the fifth time in history when Canada received more than 300,000 immigrants in one year (compared to 1911-1913 and 2018).
Canada also exceeded the target set in the Immigration Levels Plan 2019–2021 (330,800 immigrants) by more than 10,000 immigrants.
The country also adhered to its plan, welcoming 58 percent of its newcomers in economy class programs, while 27 percent came in for family sponsorship programs, and the remaining 15 percent were accepted under the Refugee program.
25 percent of new immigrants came from India
India remains the main country of origin of visitors to Canada. The approximately 86,000 Indians who became permanent residents in 2019 accounted for 25 percent of all new arrivals to Canada. In second place was China, which accounted for 9 percent of new arrivals, followed by the Philippines, which accounted for 8 percent of new immigrants. Nigeria, the United States, Pakistan, Syria, Eritrea, South Korea and Iran are among the top ten source countries.
|Total New Immigrants in 2019||341,180|
|5. United States of America||10,800|
|9. Korea, Republic of||6,110|
Ontario is still the main settlement for new immigrants, accounting for 45 percent of the national share in 2019. This share has increased by two percent since 2018. This can be explained by the decision of the government of the province of Quebec to reduce the number of its immigrants by 20 percent in 2019. As a result, Quebec dropped to two positions in 2019, taking fourth place among the new arrivals in Canada. British Columbia moved into second place with 50,000 immigrants, and Alberta in third.
There are a lot of immigrants in Manitoba, since last year she received almost 19,000 people, which is 24% more than in 2018. The immigration rate in Saskatchewan was almost the same as in 2018, when about 16,000 permanent residents arrived in the province.
Immigration to Atlantic Canada continued to increase, with the largest increase in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In Nova Scotia, immigration increased by 27 percent to more than 7,500 immigrants, while in New Brunswick, rates rose by 30 percent, accepting 6,000 immigrants.
Yukon also gained significant growth, as immigration to this part of Canada increased by 24 percent, amounting to 400 immigrants.
|Prince Edward Island||2,350||2,135||2,445|
|Province/territory not stated||40||10|