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Canada Immigration

Canada immigration at a glance

Throughout history, Canada has proven to be the dreamland of immigrants. With its open, welcoming, and well-defined policies on immigration, Canada ensures immigrants and their descendants are welcomed and well-integrated. These immigration policies have helped Canada address the challenges of the aging population and declining birth rate, and at the same time make immeasurable contributions to the country’s development.

The government of Canada also set out a multi-year plan to attract even more immigrants to Canada, expected to be over 340,000 by 2020, and 350,000 in 2021, which is the highest level in recent history.

Facts check

  • In 2017, an ambitious plan for population growth was unveiled and 5,371,162 visitor travel documents were approved.
  • In 2017-2018, international migration accounted for 80% of population growth. (Source: Statistics Canada)
  • 93% of immigrants have knowledge of English or French. (Source: Census 2016)
  • In 2016-2017, international students and visitors contributed over $31 billion to the Canadian economy.
  • Over 130% increase in citizenship applications from October 2017 to June 2018.
  • In 2017, Canada welcomed 286,479 new permanent residents.
  • In 2017, Canada admitted 65,417 new permanent residents in the Economic Class through the Express Entry application management system.
  • 93% of immigrants have a strong sense of belonging to Canada. (Source: 2013 General Social Survey)
  • In 2017, 39% of economic immigrants settled outside Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver.
  • In 2017, economic immigrants residing in Canada for at least 5 years exceeded Canadian average earnings by 6% and were 15-24% more likely to be working than Canadian-born residents.
  • In 2017, 56% of permanent resident admissions were in the Economic Class.

Canada Immigration Report

In short, it’s the best time to plan for a new life in Canada.

How to immigrate to Canada?

There are many immigration programs by IRCC which you can apply and become a Canadian permanent resident. But that also comes with problems. Because there are so many programs, you will find yourself in a paradox of choice when it comes to choosing which program to apply to. And because some programs might overlap and the information is not always clear, you might get lost in the sea of information out there.

So to make it easier for applicants to find the right information, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of all immigration programs with details in this directory. Each post contains everything you need to know about each program, from eligibility, application process, to document checklists, etc.

Here is the list:

Federal Immigration Programs

Regional Immigration Programs

Provincial Immigration Programs


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island