Canada welcomed approximately 35,000 new residents just in a month. From the second half of 2021, Canada will have to receive a total of 43,000 immigrants each month to fulfill its 401,000 immigrant goals for 2021.
During the crisis, June 2021 was Canada’s biggest month for new permanent residency entries. The claim comes from the office of Marco Mendicino, the Immigration officer of Canada. In the latest Globe and Mail blog, the minister stated, “We are going to make good on our commitment to land 401,000 new Canada permanent residents.”
Starting this year, the Federal government is expected to accept at least 401,000 legal arrivals each year under its Immigration Objectives Program 2021-2023. This objective was established at 341,000 immigrants before the epidemic.
This is Canada’s most significant achievement in history. The country has welcomed over 400,000 immigrants in a year only one time. That happened in 1913, but due to the First World War, the record could not be continued.
In June, over 35,000 new permanent citizens came to Canada, as stated by the minister of state. CIC News sent an inquiry mail to the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The ministry replied that according to preliminary data, the country accepted 35,700 newcomers in June. This sum is far higher than recent nationwide tallies. Canada ended up getting off to a promising start to the year. It welcomed 24,680 legal immigrants at the beginning of the year, but the rate dropped in the months after that. 23,395 people migrated in February, with 22,425 landings in March, 21,155 arriving in April, and 17,100 arriving in May.
During the first half of 2021, 143,000 new migrants arrived in Canada, far fewer than the rate necessary to welcome 401,000 immigrants by December.
To reach this immigration goal, Canada would need to bring in an additional 258,000 foreigners over the course of the year, or 43,000 on average per month.
It would be difficult to accommodate this largely immigrant population in the next 6 months, but it is possible.
Before the epidemic, Canada received 25,000 to 35,000 newcomers every month on average. More immigrants show up during favorable environmental conditions, and following led to the opening of the educational and commercial calendar in September; therefore, immigration rates are greater throughout the summer months.
In 2019, the country was able to welcome around 180,000 newcomers. That happened only between July and December.
If Canada continues to welcome the same amount of new inhabitants in the second six months of 2021, it will help to attain 320,000 new residents, well short of its objective.
Meanwhile, there are a few significant advances that might aid Canada’s immigrant target. A significant portion of restrictions was lifted on June 21st, allowing an additional 23,000 COPR holders to come to the country.
Anyone who has recently been granted permanent status in Canada can now relocate to Canada as a result of this relaxation. The IRCC has announced 6 additional permanent residence pathways that would allow around 90,000 international students and relevant parties to live and work in Canada.
The department has a goal to process at least 40,000 such applications by the time of December. The other source of support is the internal pool of permanent residence applicants. IRCC has established many Express Entry records this year because it favors Canadian Experience Class (CEC) applicants.
While the draw size increases, the cut-off score decreases. Around 90% of CEC applicants are expected to be residing in the country. That makes it much easier for the department to give the PR status during the pandemic than aspirants from several other countries. The IRCC has already prolonged over 100,000 Express Entry applicants this year, nearly twice as much approved at this time last year. In December 2021, a large number of those who were accepted even during the outbreak should have finished the process of becoming permanent residents.
According to the directorate general, IRCC accepted 45,100 legal residency requests in June, which implies that the agency has the capability to integrate and finalize the required amount of applicants to meet its targets.
Across the road, some dangers might disrupt IRCC’s intentions. The global scenario with covid-19 is still chaotic, with variables including a growing number of cases and travel restrictions creating difficulties. For instance, flights from India, the country that is a major source of immigration, are restricted in Canada.
IRCC’s goal may be hampered if this prohibition is extended. An additional concern is that COPR holders’ arrivals will be delayed further. Hundreds of COPR holders whose validity has been expired are getting communication from the immigration department. They are also being informed about preparing for their arrival in Canada. This is a time-taking procedure because IRCC has to connect to every COPR owner on a personal level. This is to ensure they possess all of the necessary files and documents. However, levels of immigration are expected to continue significantly in the following months. Because of the mix of more overseas immigrants and in-Canada applicants finishing their procedures, there’s a good probability that monthly migration tallies will touch time highs by the end of the year.