Canada's High Immigration Levels and Improved Processes
Canada's approach to immigration has played a key role in the country's fast recovery from the pandemic. In 2022, the government aimed to welcome 431,645 new permanent residents, breaking the previous record set in 2021 and surpassing the largest number of newcomers ever welcomed in Canadian history. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada processed approximately 5.2 million applications for permanent and temporary residence and citizenship, double the number from the previous year. The government plans to continue welcoming historic numbers of newcomers, investing in technology and streamlining processes to improve the immigration system. Immigration accounts for nearly 100% of Canada's labor force growth and 75% of its population growth, and immigrants make up a significant proportion of key professions in the country.