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August 23, 2023

India, Nigeria, Philippines; top the chart of New Canadian Immigrants in 2023

Topping the chart of new Canadian immigrants is India; Nigeria, the Philippines and China follows. A total of 263,180 new immigrants arrived Canada in the first two quarters of 2023, over 84,ooo of this number were Indians.

In 2022, a total of 437,610 new permanent residents landed in Canada; 232,120 new permanent residents landed in the first half of the year.

Below is a country-wise list of the top 10 sources of new permanent residents who arrived between January and June 2023.

Country New Permanent
Residents landed
India 84,425
China, People’s Republic of 18,760
Philippines 14,450
Nigeria 10,180
Afghanistan 7,670
United States of America 6,675
Pakistan 6,355
Eritrea 5,910
France 5,750
Iran 4,840

New permanent residents arrived between January and June of 2023

India continues to top the list of new citizens

IRCC processed 177,415 citizenship applicants between January and June 2023; out of which more than 35,000 were Indian nationals.

Among the top 5 sources of new citizens for Canada are Filipinos, Nigerians, Syrians, and Pakistanis.

Citizenship uptake is still lower as compared to 2022, with Canada welcoming 232,120 new citizens in the same time period last year.

In 2022, a total of 437,610 individuals became new Canadian citizens. This data includes grants of citizenship, adoptions, and resumptions of citizenship.

Country Number of
New Citizens
India 35,608
Philippines 17,012
Nigeria 7,470
Syria 6,986
Pakistan 6,818
Iran 5,605
People’s Republic of China 5,288
United States of America 3,932
Iraq 3,170
Brazil 3,003

New citizens between January and June 2023

India is also top source of New international Students

Canada welcomed a total of 434,899 new international students in the first half of 2023, and more than 40% were from India.

Following India, Nigeria, the Philippines, China, and Nepal are among the top 5 source countries of new international students coming to Canada.

During the same time period last year, IRCC approved only 292,376 new study permit applications. A total of 736,627 new study permit applications were approved in 2022.

Below is the country-wise list of new international students approved in the first half of 2023.

Country 2023 Total
India 175,021
Nigeria 43,482
Philippines 21,902
People’s Republic of China 14,976
Nepal 12,776
Algeria 8,269
Iran 7,906
Federal Republic of Cameroon 7,690
Ghana 7,137
Senegal 6,978
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 6,872
France 6,872
Guinea, Republic of 6,582
Bangladesh 5,605
Republic of Ivory Coast 5,271
Pakistan 4,868
Colombia 4,850
Brazil 4,527
Mexico 4,395
Socialist Republic of Vietnam 4,242

New International Students between January and June 2023

Nearly 300,000 Visitor Visas have been approved for Indians

299,062 Indians got visitor visas approved as per the IRCC’s latest data on the processing of visitor visas in the first half of 2023.

In total, the IRCC approved 987,877 visitor visas in the first two quarters of 2023, which is just 14% less than the total of 1,154,945 in the full year of 2022.

Country Visitor Visas
approved by IRCC
India 299,062
People’s Republic of China 103,707
Ukraine 97,057
Nigeria 57,208
Philippines 45,265
Pakistan 29,070
Iran 27,123
Socialist Republic of Vietnam 24,319
Algeria 22,486
Jamaica 15,444

Visitor visas approved January – June 2023

This data includes foreign nationals coming as tourists or to visit family or friends, but does not include TRVs issued to temporary foreign workers, foreign students, diplomats, etc.

In the last 5 years, Canada landed 1,690,480 permanent residents. A total of 263,180 new permanent residents have already arrived in the first half of 2023 still heading towards the 2023 record target of 465,000 permanent residents.

 

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