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May 21, 2024

India, China, Nigeria Tops List of Settled Permanent Residents in Canada

Dear future neighbour,

Canada welcomed 121,620 new permanent residents in the first quarter of 2024.

See Below New PR Admissions in First Quarter of 2024 and Annual Immigration Levels Plan

Year First Quarter
New PRs
Annual
Immigration
Targets
2024 121,620 485,000
2023 145,495 465,000
2022 113,805 431,645
2021 70,495 401,000
2020 69,140 341,000
2019 65,955 330,800
2018 80,005 310,000
2017 72,835 300,000
2016 86,235 300,000
2015 51,125 260,000 to 285,000

Additionally, 135,291 authorizations and visas were issued to permanent residents from January to March. During the same months in 2023, the number was 156,272.

See below first quarter comparison by province:

Year Q1 2024
New PRs
Q1 2023
New PRs
Percentage
Change
Canada 121,620 145,495 -16.41%
Ontario 52,720 60,860 -13.37%
British Columbia 17,745 24,495 -27.56%
Alberta 15,360 17,155 -10.46%
Quebec 13,355 16,065 -16.87%
Manitoba 5,680 8,855 -35.85%
Saskatchewan 5,610 7,395 -24.13%
New Brunswick 3,995 2,940 +35.88%
Nova Scotia 3,995 3,935 +1.52%
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,405 2,045 -31.30%
Prince Edward Island 1,330 1,275 +4.31%
Yukon 295 345 -14.49%
Northwest Territories 115 125 -8%
Nunavut 10 10 unchanged

 

See below the number of new PRs admitted from top 10 source countries:

Country Q1 2024 New PRs
India 37,880
China 8,135
Phillipines 7,990
Afghanistan 5,025
Nigeria 4,690
Cameroon 3,725
Iran 3,570
Pakistan 2,630
United States 2,480
Eritrea 2,360

Indians made up 31% of new permanent resident entrants, followed by individuals from China, the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Nigeria as the top five groups.

A total of 36,635 new permanent residents have been admitted under the Express Entry system, the largest federal economic immigration category. This represents a 6% increase compared to the first quarter of 2023, when 34,555 permanent residents were admitted.

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