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Syed Khan – 6 October 2021,

A report by Statistics Canada has revealed that Canadian Immigration helped the country’s population grow by 208,900 this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though the year was marred by lockdown and travel restrictions, immigration contributed to 74.9 percent of Canada’s population growth with the country welcoming 156,500 new immigrants.

The population growth was reduced by almost 50 percent due to Covid-19-related deaths. The population grew only by 208,900, this number is almost half of the previous year at 436,000.

Permanent immigration fell to 226,200 this year from last year’s total of 284,200. Canada welcomed only 42,900 Temporary Foreign Workers this year, which was a decrease compared to the numbers of previous years.

Quotes from the Statistics Canada report:

“Although international migration has not yet returned to its pre-pandemic levels, some signs of recovery have been seen since the beginning of 2021.”

“For example, international migration rose from 24,329 in the second quarter of 2020 to 75,084 in the same quarter of 2021.”

There was a lot of strong interprovincial migration this year due to people moving to areas with lower Covid-19 cases like the Yukon, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

British Columbia had the largest increase in interprovincial migration welcoming almost 34,277 new citizens. This was the province’s biggest gain in population in 37 years.

All four Atlantic provinces recorded high levels of increasing interprovincial migration for the first time in 11 years.

Canada usually welcomes almost 350,000 international students annually. For the international students coming to Canada, they should first apply for a Study Permit, then, if they wish to settle down and live in Canada they must apply for a Post-graduation Work Permit, and then finally, for Permanent Residence. Canada has a two-tiered immigration system, where it offers programs for skilled workers both at federal and provincial levels.

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