As per the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data, Canada welcomed around 19,200 new permanent residents in June.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 11,000 newcomers were welcomed in Canada and around 4000 attained permanent residency status in April.
Canada’s June intake for permanent residency in 2019 was higher in comparison to that of June 2020. It is solely due to the disruption caused by a coronavirus.
As soon as coronavirus was labeled as a pandemic in March, Canada implemented strict travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus.
Alongside this, there were many additional changes like having confirmation of permanent residency yet unable to travel to Canada. The IRCC applications were on hold due to social distancing measures.
The applicants invited for the permanent residency belong to the top 10 immigration countries. Starting from the highest immigrants from India, followed by China, Philippines, USA, Pakistan, Brazil, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Iran, and lastly South Korea.
With the latest June 2020 PR figures, it is safe to indicate that Canada’s immigration system is getting back to normal. Every summer the PR levels increase in Canada so it is expected that in the upcoming months the immigration level will be similar to that of June.
To sum up altogether in one phrase, Canada is going to be successful in inviting candidates for permanent residency even during the pandemic situations.