Record number of newcomers to Canada in 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Canada welcomed a record number of newcomers in 2022. In the past year, the country welcomed more than 430,000 new permanent residents.
Ottawa has therefore achieved the objective it set itself. “This is a testament to the strength and resilience of our country and its people,” said Immigration Minister Sean Fraser. Newcomers play an important role in addressing labor shortages, bringing new perspectives and talent to our communities, and enriching our society as a whole.”
By welcoming so many permanent residents, Canada breaks its previous record, set in 2021. The highest mark before these two milestones was set more than a century earlier, in 1913.
In 2022, the Department of Immigration processed 5.2 million applications, double the previous year. By 2036, immigrants will represent up to 30% of the Canadian population, up from 20.7% in 2011.