In 2021, Canada welcomed about 405,000 permanent residents. This record is said to be the highest in the country’s entire history.
Currently, Canadian immigration accounts for practically all of the country’s labour force growth. Immigration is expected to account for 100% of Canada’s population growth by 2032. This report is according to a recent government news release.
Earlier in November 2022, the government announced its plan to bring in 500,000 newcomers a year by 2025. This expected record is higher by about 25% than in 2021, said Canadian Visa Expert.
Like many western nations, Canada is experiencing an aging population with a lower birth rate. As a result of this, the country needs to bring in immigrants to enhance its growth.
Canada as a Unique Place in the World
Canada is considered a unique place as about one in four of its citizens today came into the country as an immigrant. This record is said to be the highest among the G7 nations. Even the US, which is known as the world’s melting pot, has only 14% of its citizens as immigrants. The UK also reportedly has an immigrant population of about 14%.
From reports, Canada has historically boasted of high support for immigration. Canadian Visa Expert reported that one of the reasons for Canada’s great support for immigration is due to the degree of public trust that immigration to Canada is well-managed by the government. Also, Canadian immigration is managed in a way that serves the country’s interests.
Canada's Other Approach to Immigration
There is another reason for Canada’s uniqueness in the western world regarding its welcome to immigrants. Its other uniqueness is due to the country’s emphasis on economic immigration.