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Posted on August 06 2022

Family sponsorship to script huge Canada immigration success in 2022

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights of family sponsorship program in 2022

  • Canada’s family sponsorship programs are on track, leading to unprecedented success in Canada immigration.
  • The present trend of increase in the count of family sponsorship is expected to bring in an all-time record number of immigrants to Canada.
  • IRCC has reported that 41,625 newcomers in Canada by the end of May arrived through family sponsorship programs.

The family-sponsorship program in Canada is on the path to proving that the future of Canada immigration is bright. The present trend of Canada immigration is paving the path for achieving the highest number of immigrants in Canada in 2022.

In 2022, as per IRCC, 41,625 newcomers arrived in Canada through family sponsorship by the end of May 2022. If the present trend is maintained, IRCC gives a projection that by the end of 2022, the number of newcomers through family sponsorship will reach 99,900 people. This, if achieved, will be 9.4% above the previous record of 91,300 newcomers that was set in 2019.

The upward journey of Canada immigration

Family sponsorship programs for Canada immigration have always shown steady growth before the COVID-19 pandemic. The following statistics will reflect this fact:

  • In 2016, 12,520 newcomers (19.1%) were added, and a total of 78,005 immigrants arrived in Canada.
  • In 2017, the volume of newcomers through family sponsorship programs grew by 5.7% and the number of immigrants reached 82,465.
  • In 2018, there was a slowdown in the growth rate of the immigrant population via family sponsorship programs. That year, Canada had 85,165 newcomers who arrived through these programs. That year, the increase was only about 3.3% compared to 2017.
  • However, in 2019 the number of newcomers who arrived in Canada via family sponsorship increased by 7.2%. This translates to 6,135 new permanent residents arriving in Canada.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the revival

In 2020, Canada immigration slumped by about 45.9%. The number of new immigrants came down to 184,585 from 341,175. The travel restrictions imposed to combat the pandemic affected the influx of newcomers through family sponsorship programs. It fell by 46%, and only 49,310 newcomers arrived in Canada in 2020 through these programs.

In 2021, Canada used the TR to PR program that was specifically designed aiming at welcoming up to 90,000 applications from temporary visa holders wanting to become Canada PR visa holders. These measures found good results and created 406,005 new permanent residents in 2021.

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In the same year, Canada immigration through family sponsorship also rose by 65.1%. The number of new immigrants through the programs reached 81,420.

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About family sponsorship programs

Family sponsorship programs enable a Canadian PR or citizen, aged 18 or more can offer sponsorship to certain family members who can then become Canada permanent residents themselves.

With permanent residence, those family members can live, work, and study in Canada. The sponsor will take up all financial responsibilities for their relatives once they arrive in Canada.

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The sponsor in Canada must:

  • sign an agreement for sponsorship with the relatives he/she will sponsor committing to provide financial support for the sponsored relatives if required. The agreement will also have the sponsored people undertake the responsibility to make every effort to support themselves in Canada.
  • give financial support for a spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner for a period of 3 years from the day of their becoming a Canada PR (Permanent Resident)
  • give financial support for a dependent child for a period of 10 years, or till the day the child reaches the age of 25, whichever comes first.

If you are willing to migrate in Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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