The IRCC has released a new immigration intake report for the month of September 2020. This shows that Canada has welcomed 15,000 new immigrants in September 2020.
Overall, Canada has welcomed about 143,500 immigrants between January and September. Days before Canada announced it would close its borders to many international travelers in March of this year, immigration minister Marco Mendicino stated the country would target an additional 341,000 new immigrant arrivals in 2020.
Under its new 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada will aim to welcome over 400,000 immigrants per year moving forward which will be the highest levels in Canadian history.
The IRCC has been hosting Express Entry draws on a regular basis throughout the pandemic to achieve its immigration targets. The two most recent Express Entry draws have seen 4,500 invitations to apply for permanent residence issued in each draw which is tied for the highest levels per draw since Express Entry launched in January 2015.
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