2022 mid-year update on the number of new permanent residents and citizens welcomed to Canada

In 2021, IRCC set a historic record by admitting more than 405,000 new permanent residents to Canada. The target for 2022 is to welcome 431,000 permanent residents, and Canada is well on the way to achieving it. As of August 22, Canada has welcomed over 300,000 permanent residents, surpassing the milestone earlier than in any previous year.

Canada also exceeded its citizenship goals for 2021–2022, with over 217,000 new Canadian citizens. So far this fiscal year (from April 1 to July 31), Canada has welcomed over 116,000 new citizens, compared to 35,000 in the same period last fiscal year.

Way to go Canada!

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