Indian immigrants set new record for permanent residencies in Canada


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India was easily the largest source country for permanent residents, with 85,593 admitted last year, a number that is larger than the total for the next four nations taken together.


Indian immigrants accounted for one-fourth of the total permanent residencies granted by Canada in 2019, setting a new record. India was easily the largest source country for permanent residents (PR), with 85,593 admitted last year, a number that is larger than the total for the next four nations taken together. The data was revealed as the 2020 Annual Report on Immigration to Parliament was tabled.


India has been the biggest source country since 2017, when it overtook China among PRs, but the numbers have jumped in recent years, with an increase of over 20% between 2018 and Canada's 2019. minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship Marco Mendicino also tabled the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan.


The previous plan set targets of 351,000 PRs for 2021 and 361,000 for 2022, these have been increased to 401,000 and 411,000. The figure for 2023 is even higher at 421,000. The majority of the admissions, 60%, will be in the economic class, which has been dominated by Indians in recent years.


According to a statement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada's population growth between 2018 and 2019 was at 1.4%, the highest among G7 nations and this was "overwhelmingly driven" by the "arrival of immigrants and non permanent residents” who accounted for 82% of the rise.

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