Immigration the Main Driver of Population Growth

The Canadian population grew by more than half a million in 2018 and 80 per cent were immigrants. According to Statistics Canada, of the 528,421 individuals, 425,245 were new immigrants or temporary residents. This number surpassed natural growth numbers (births minus deaths) for the year, recorded at 103,176.

The Canadian population surpassed 37 million in 2018, influenced by recent immigration policies attracting more newcomers.  Most obtained permanent resident status through programs such as Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The Express Entry program is divided into three subcategories depending on the skills of the newcomer. These subcategories are the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

The PNP allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of candidates who meet the local labour market needs for permanent residence. The program is expected to attract more than 61,000 newcomers this year and the three-year plan is to invite more than 71,000 people to become Canadian permanent residents.­ – I.F.

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