Canada welcomes the most immigrants in history


This year has been historic in terms of the number of newcomers to Canada.


In an effort to support Canada’s post-pandemic recovery the federal government set a target of welcoming 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021.


Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser announced that Canada has reached its target and welcomed more than 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, the most in history, surpassing the previous record from 1913.


In 2019, Canada welcomed more than 341,000 permanent residents. Canada also admitted over 184,500 new permanent residents over the course of 2020.