Home is home of Immigrants! The country is one of the most welcoming nations in the world and attracts close to 300000 new immigrants every year. In Canada, there are four categories of immigrants: family class (closely related persons of Canadian residents living in Canada), economic immigrants (skilled workers and business people), other (people accepted as immigrants for humanitarian or compassionate reasons) and refugees.
Toronto remains the number 1 city for new immigrants in Canada.
Immigration Stats highlights Canada 2016
In 2016, Canada welcomed more than 296,000 permanent residents which included approximately 156,000 permanent residents. Canada admitted 296,346 permanent residents in 2016, an increase over 2015 (271,845), and the highest admissions levels since 2010, when Canada welcomed 280,688 permanent residents. Of those admitted, 53% were economic immigrants (along with their spouse/partner and dependants), 26% were sponsored family members, 20% were either resettled refugees or protected persons, and 1% were in the humanitarian and other category.
- For all Economic Class admissions, 49% were females and 51% were males. Among principal applicants only (69,709), 42% of principal applicants were female while 58% were male. In 2016, the gender gap between female and male principal applicants was 16 percentage points, which is narrower than in the early 2010s (the gap was around 20%) and late 2000s (the gap was around 30%).
- In 2016, Canada admitted 155,994 permanent residents in Economic Class programs, of which 69,709 were principal applicants and 86,285 were immediate family members.
- More than 62,000 people were admitted to Canada as resettled refugees, as people who were granted protected persons status in Canada through the asylum system, and people admitted for humanitarian and compassionate considerations under public policies. In 2016, the majority of resettled refugees, totaling 27,957, were directly supported by the government in whole or in part: 23,523 resettled as government-assisted refugees
- Canada also welcomed approximately 78,000 permanent residents in the Family Class, which is 19 percent higher than admissions in 2015.
- Canada issued over 286,000 work permits to temporary workers. To help attract and retain global talent, the Government also launched the Global Skills Strategy in 2016.
In 2016, IRCC admitted 18,467 caregivers as permanent residents (6,835 principal applicants and 11,632 immediate family members)
A total of 867 admissions (323 principal applicants and 544 immediate family members) in 2016 were processed through Federal Economic – Business Immigration programs, which include immigrant investors, entrepreneurs, self-employed persons, and participants in the Start-up Visa Program.
The number of PN admissions in 2016 was 46,170 (20,486 principal applicants and 25,684 immediate family members), which was within the planning range of 46,000 to 48,000. In 2016, females represented 35% of PN principal applicant admissions while males represented 65%.
Canada is on a path to settle over 3000,000 immigrants in year 2018. If you are looking to apply for any of the above categories, please get in touch with us and we can help in all kind of immigration matters.
International Students to Canada:
International Students plays an important role for present and future economy of Canada. As per a Survey by Canadian Beaurea of International Education, 494,525 international students were enrolled in Canada at all levels of study in 2017. There has been an increase of 119% from 2010 to 2017 which shows the level of interest for International Students as well the the Govt. of Canada. The Canadian government also has an ambitious plan to increase the number of international students to 450,000 by 2022.
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