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Canada welcomed 103,420 newcomers in the first half of 2020



Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released the new figures about immigration to Canada. In the first half of the year, the country admitted 103,420 immigrants. According to the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada was supposed to admit about 170,500 by June 30. Unfortunately, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic ruined those plans. Almost 63.7% of all immigrants were admitted through economic immigration programs. Among them, about 21,8% were nominated by the provinces. Business immigrants were less than 1% in 2020. As for the family class, 24% of immigrants were sponsored by their relatives: 17.6% were spouses of Canadians and 5% were parents or grandparents. Finally, 10.8% of the newcomers were refugees and protected persons.

  • Skilled Workers – 42,360 (40.96%)

  • PNP – 22,505 (21.76%)

  • Business - 955 (0.92%)

  • Sponsored spouses – 18,155 (17.55%)

  • Sponsored parents and grandparents - 5310 (5.13%)

  • Sponsored children 1,200 - (1.16%)

  • Refugees and protected persons – 11,170 (10.80%)

  • Total - 103,420

#PR_admissions, #IRCC, #economic_immigrants, #family_sponsorship, #refugees, #business_immigration

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