The July 2020 figures give significant indications of the state of Canada’s permanent resident intake.
In July 2020, Canada brought in 13,645 new PRs, which in fact is 63% lower, compared to the figures in July 2019. In July 2019, Canada had welcomed 36,615 new PRs.
July is a month that usually registers a high volume of the immigrant influx in Canada. It’s in this summertime when immigrants prefer to enroll their children in schools. The academic year starts across Canada during late-August and early September.
Even comparing the July figures with June 2020 numbers, you will find that the volume was considerably lesser. In June 2020, Canada welcomed 19,200 immigrants.
As it can be naturally figured, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Canada immigration seriously. Flights are limited and travel extremely restricted. But in immigration Canada has shown great resilience and kept its immigration programs alive and active.
Due to the pandemic, even approved immigrants weren’t able to find flights available to bring them to Canada. Even in such a scenario, Canada has kept the opportunity open for some of the approved PR applicants to be eligible to immigrate to Canada, right now! This includes COPR holders who obtained it on or before March 18, 2020.
Here is a list of countries wherefrom new immigrants came to Canada in July 2020.
- India – 3,195
- China – 870
- Pakistan – 640
- Iran – 405
- The USA – 405
- France – 290
- The UK – 225
- Philippines – 865
- Nigeria – 555
- Egypt – 225
- Morocco – 515
- Algeria – 335
- Cameroon – 220
- South Korea – 205
- Syria – 245
Canada immigration is working like a well-greased machine with clear goals the country is striving to achieve in the years to come. Canada’s Express Entry system is its flagship immigration mechanism that manages applications for economic class immigration.
On a year-over-year basis, IRCC has issued more Express Entry ITAs for PR.
Another immigration pathway, PNP, has been operating without fail through the pandemic period. It still is a major contributor to immigration from a provincial standpoint. It resolves the labor market issues by inviting more people willing to work in Canada.
Canada has the potential to bounce back into its old form soon after the pandemic is over.
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PR – Permanent Resident/Permanent Residence
COPR – Confirmation of Permanent Residence
IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
ITA – Invitation to Apply
PNP – Provincial Nominee Program