As of 1 April 2022, the population of Canada was approximate to be around 39 million people. There has been an increment in the population to about 128,000 people in the three months from 1 January.
Since 1990, this is the first time that the highest rate of growth in the first quarter of a year, and this growth rate continued with a high population spot before the pandemic hit the world.
Ontario and Brunswick reach a new turning point
This increase is most pronounced in Canada’s two provinces. Ontario’s population crossed 15 million people between January-March 2022. Ontario is already known for its high population and it is also known as the largest city in Canada.
New Brunswick is acquainted with remarkable population increment. According to the data, the population surpasses 8,00,000. During the calendar year 2021-2022, there are 6,581 migrants moved into the province of Ontario, and more than 10,000 migrants are re-located in New Brunswick from Ontario.
Nunavut, a region in the north of Canada, also posted a record-breaking profit of more than 40,000 people.
Other provinces carry on with stable increments. Nova Scotia is experiencing a population increment up to 0.4% and the PEI population increment rate is 0.8%.
Population growth because of migration
These increments in the population are generally held responsible for immigration. Canada migrates 113,700 people in the first quarter of 2022. It is the biggest number in any first quarter compared to available data since 1946.
The figure marks a growth in the population of 62% which is more than the 2021 first quarter and a 64% growth from the same span in 2020.
Migration level plan
Canada understands that it required a strong migration master plan to help the demand of the labor market in Canada. This is figured out in the immigration level plan for 2022-2024 which demonstrates the migration target of Canada for permanent residence in the year ahead.
with immigrating more than 405,000 new permanent residents, Canada surpasses its 2021 migration earmark. More than 138,000 people obtain permanent resident status in the last four months of 2021, an all-time quarterly high.
Canada is on the way to achieving its goal of 431,645 new permanent residents by 2022 and set a new target to welcome more than 451,000 immigrants in a year by 2024.
Temporary work permit holder living in Canada
Immigration Level Plan targets are for permanent residents only. Canada issues an unlimited number of works permits to several thousand temporary workers each year. More than 28000 temporary workers are moved to Canada in the first fourth months of 2022.
A labor market study released earlier this week shows that many new permanent residents come to Canada on temporary work permits and use the experience gained to eventually obtain permanent residency. During the last year, the number of people who hold work permits in Canada has grown from 111,000 to 770,000.
Canada is required to continually expand its migration level because of its growing population and low birth rate. By 2030, it is predicted that nine million workers who are from the baby boomer age group will reach the age of retainment 65. As a result, it leaves a huge gap in the labor force that will be impossible to fill by the Canadians born here.
To decrease the effects of labor shortage, more than 100 economic immigration routes are provided by Canada for skilled workers. However, the most popular immigration programs are the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program), the Express Entry system, and Quebec Immigration program. 2021 itself immigrate more than 138,182 permanent residents in Canada which means there has been a 92.5 percent increase in population growth due to immigration.
Express Entry is the leading and most effective route among all other immigration routes. According to Mr. Sean Fraser, Express Entry all event draws have been put on hold, but are likely to resume by 6 July.