Canada is on track to welcome a record 431,000 immigrants

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It appears that Canada may surpass this year’s expectations. Most immigrants to Canada so far have come from India. Ontario continues to be the top province for immigration.

 As of August 22, Canada has welcomed about 300,000 new permanent residents.

Since Confederation in 1867, Canada has welcomed more than 300,000 immigrants in an entire year only six times: in the years of 1911 to 1913 and then in 2018, 2019, and 2021. If this rate keeps up for the remaining four months of the year, Canada could meet or even exceed its target of 431,000 new immigrants in 2022.

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser boasted last week that Canada has hit the 300,000 mark earlier this year than any other year. The difference between the figures from the end of June to August suggests Canada has welcomed some 68,000 permanent residents over the course of two months.

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By a wide margin, India remains the largest source of new immigrants. In the first half of the year, 68,280 Indians have been granted permanent residence, representing 29% of all immigrants to Canada. In 2017, Indian citizens were the top source of new immigrants to Canada.

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