An immigration record reached in Quebec in 2022

Un record d&rsquo ;immigration reaches Quebec in 2022

The number of immigrants in Quebec reached 150,000 in 2022, a record year in this regard. The increase in the number of non-permanent residents largely explains this figure, as there were almost 87,000 more than last year, bringing their number to more than 300,000 at the turn of the century. 2023.

As for Montreal, the population increased by 14,000 people in 2021-2022. The Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ) explains in its demographic report that this increase is also due to a growth in the number of non-permanent residents, whether temporary workers, foreign students or asylum seekers. This development is “a reflection of the end of major restrictions on international travel as well as a desire to catch up after the decrease in admissions in the first months of the pandemic”.

Another interesting fact is that the majority of immigrants admitted to the province are in their twenties and thirties. As a table produced by the ISQ indicates, among immigrants admitted between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, 62% were aged 20 to 44, 24% were under 20, and 14% were 45. years and older. The average age of immigrants in the year 2021-2022 was 30.5 years, well below the average age of the population of Quebec in 2022, established at 43 years.

For As for the country of origin of immigrants for the first six months of 2022, the majority are countries where French is spoken. France sits at the top with 15.2% of total immigration, followed by China with 8.9%, Haiti with 6.4%, and Algeria with 5.7%.

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