CanadaCanadian CitizenshipLife in CanadaSettle in CanadaJune 7, 2022by prominent.contentAt the current rate, Canada will welcome 454,410 newcomers

Many people want to come to Canada for many reasons, and as of March 2022, immigration has surged, resulting in an increase in the number of new permanent residents welcomed. If immigrants arrive at a rapid clip, Ottawa might establish a new record. In March 2022, 40,785 immigrants were granted permanent residency, an increase from January and February 2022.



Canada is on track to welcome 454,410 permanent residents, a new high.

In the first quarter, the number of permanent residents grew.

The table below shows the details of the first quarter’s permanent resident welcome.

Month Number of permanent residents
January 35,415
February 37,335
March 40,785


This year, Canada may welcome 454,410 permanent residents.

In the first three months of 2022, Canada has already welcomed 113,535 permanent residents. IRCC provided this information. This unprecedented influx of immigrants might bring 454,410 newcomers to Canada.


Primary drivers for surge

The following two factors have contributed to the increase:

  • Transitioning from a temporary to a permanent resident
  • Ottawa’s refugee commitment

People began submitting applications for temporary to permanent residents in 2021, and new arrivals were seen in both 2021 and 2022. As a result, the number of permanent inhabitants has increased. Canada intends to invite 32,000 permanent residents this year under the Ottawa levels plan.

In terms of Ottawa’s commitment to refugees, Afghans and Ukrainians have been invited. Canada has received 16,465 applications in the first quarter. The numbers of refugees invited in the first quarters of 2020, 2021, and 2022 are shown in the table below:

Year Number of refugees invited
2022 16, 465
2021 12,290
2020 8,385