In the 2021 Census, almost a quarter (23.0%) of the population of Canada are currently or have previously been landed immigrants or permanent residents of
In the 2021 Census, almost a quarter (23.0%) of the population of Canada are currently or have previously been landed immigrants or permanent residents of Canada, which is the highest among the G7 nations.
The percentage of recent immigrants who settled in Atlantic Canada tripled to 3.5% in 2021 from 1.2% in 2006. Out of the immigrants that Canada welcomed, 58% were economic immigrants and their immediate families; 27% were family class; and 15% were either resettled refugees or protected persons or fell under the humanitarian and other categories.
Over 50% of recent immigrants to Canada were granted permanent residency under the economic category. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) just over one-third (34.5%) and the Skilled Worker Program, another one-third (33.6%) of the 748,120 economic immigrants, respectively. Immigrants who arrived in Canada for work or study or as asylum seeker percentage is 36.6% since 2016 which is
relatively high as compared to other categories.
Different types of Immigration pathways are Express Entry, Provincial nominees, Atlantic Immigration Programs, Family sponsorship, Caregivers, Startup visas, Self-employed, Quebec-select skilled workers, Refugees, TR to PR, and Agri-food Pilot.
Top 10 immigrants’ nationalities
India tops the list with the nationality of the maximum number of immigrants to Canada, followed by the Philippines and China. Others in the top 10 list include Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan, France, Iran, the UK, and the USA. Talking about the cities, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary are among the first choice for immigrants because of employment opportunities in these urban centers.