Most of the year 2020 has passed, and the corona virus pandemic has caused travel restrictions, greatly reducing the number of permanent residents entering the country. It can be said that the first half of the year was a difficult period for Canadian immigrants and even overseas immigrant countries!
Let’s look at a set of data intuitively
In the first half of this year, Canada welcomed 103,420 new immigrants, which is much lower than the 160,230 immigrants in the same period in 2019. With the full implementation of the Canadian government’s restrictions on the corona virus, the number of immigrants declined in the second quarter. The number of new immigrants in 2020 was 34,260, and in 2019 it was 94,275.
However, as the epidemic eased, the number of immigrants began to pick up in May and June , with 11,000 and 19,000 new immigrants respectively . Set a new high for new Canadian immigrants since the new crown virus outbreak in March!
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The top ten countries with permanent resident status in Canada as of the first half of 2020
NO.1 India has a total of 16,615 people
NO.2 China has a total of 10,150 people
NO.3 A total of 6930 people in the Philippines
NO.4 3870 Americans
NO.5 Five Nigerians 3350
NO.6 Pakistan has a total of 3305 people
NO.7 Brazil has a total of 2255 people
NO.8 France has a total of 2240 people
NO.9 Syria has a total of 2145
NO.10 2,140 people in the UK.
Obviously, the top country of origin for new immigrants to Canada has always been India. Due to fluency in English and high education, it has certain advantages in applying for permanent residency in Canada. Second, Chinese applicants are firmly in second place, followed by the Philippines. The United States jumped from the sixth most popular source of new immigrants to the fourth largest in 2019, with a ratio of 3.2%. So far in 2020, 3870 Americans have arrived in the United States, accounting for 3.7% of the total.
Let’s look at the comparative analysis of my country’s application for Canadian immigration data and the number one Indian data
From the official website data, it can be seen that among the two major categories of Canadian economic immigration, Indian applicants have a clear advantage under the skilled immigration channel.
In the first half of 2020, a total of 16,345 people obtained status through skilled immigration, but the number of Chinese applicants was only 2,680. However, in the investment and entrepreneurship category, Chinese applicants lead India with 505 applicants.
At the same time, data shows that in the reunion category, there are 1,210 more Indian applicants than Chinese applicants.
Total data In the first half of 2020, the number of people applying for a Maple Leaf Card in India was 16,615, 6,465 more than 10,150 in China.
In addition, according to the federal government’s list of exemptions, only new permanent residents who have been approved before March 18 can enter Canada. March 18 is the time when Canada implements international travel restrictions.
The restrictions on international travel will last until at least the end of August, as the federal government wants to prevent a catastrophic second wave of COVID-19 infection.
But apart from citizens and permanent residents, no one can enter these restrictions, but there are some exceptions.
The following groups are exempt:
· Seasonal agricultural workers, fish and seafood workers, nursing staff and other temporary foreign workers.
· A valid study permit for international students, or an approved permit for a study, when travel restrictions take effect on March 18, 2020.
· The permanent resident application was approved for permanent residence and the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but he has not been to Canada yet.
· The immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents are also exempted if they enter the immediate family members for at least 15 days.
As we all know, Canada has continued its strong economic development momentum in recent years, and this depends to a large extent on the continuous landing of new immigrants. According to the actual situation in Canada, it is inevitable to continue to implement loose immigration policies. Therefore, Canada plans to absorb more immigrants, and more and more comprehensive immigration programs will follow.
“This is the best time” to describe the current status of Canadian immigration is more appropriate. Applicants should take this opportunity, do not wait and see, and act directly! Take the Maple Leaf Card in one fell swoop and start a new life.