Infographic: Immigration at a Glance

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Immigration at a Glance
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In 2017, our ambitious multi-year immigration levels plan to aid economic growth was unveiled.

In 2017, 56% of permanent resident admissions were in the Economic Class.

In 2017, economic immigrants residing in Canada for at least 5 years exceeded Canadian average earnings by 6%.

In 2017, 39% of economic immigrants settled outside Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver.

In 2017, Canada admitted 65,417 new permanent residents in the Economic Class through the Express Entry application management system.

Over 130% increase in citizenship applications from October 2017 to June 2018.

93% of immigrants have knowledge of English or French. (Source: Census 2016)

In 2017-2018, international migration accounted for 80% of population growth. (Source: Statistics Canada)


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