Study Overseas Process

Sign up for free

expert consultation

I accept the Terms & Conditions

Personalized Services
Don't know what to do?

Get Free Counseling

Posted on April 14 2023

IRCC welcomed 100,000+ new PRs in first two months of 2023

By Editor
Updated October 18 2023

Highlights: IRCC announces 100,000+ new PRs in first two months of 2023

  • With the consistent influx of new PRs, Canada's immigration remains steady and positive.
  • Canada's immigration records 100,430 new PRs in the first two months of 2023, per IRCC data.
  • The expected number of new permanent residents by the end of 2023 stands at 602,580 at the current rate of immigration.
  • Ottawa is the top city that welcomed the highest number of new PRs in 2023.

*want to work in Canada? Check your eligibility in the Canada Skilled Immigration Points Calculator

First Two Months of 2023 Witnessed Increase in New PRs

According to IRCC's latest data, there was a 40% surge in new PRs for Canadian immigration in January and February 2023 compared to the same timeframe in the previous year.

Time Period

Number of new PRs issued
January and February 2022


January and February 2023


*Searching for jobs in Canada? Avail Y-Axis job search services to find the right one.

Projected growth of PRs by 2023

If the current rate is maintained, the total number of new permanent residents will likely reach 602,580 by 2023.

According to Ottawa's 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan, the province aims to admit 465,000 new permanent residents (PRs) by 2023, 485,000 new PRs by 2024, and 500,000 new PRs by 2025.

Increased Immigration Growth for New PRs in Key Provinces in 2023

In the first two months of 2023, certain provinces experienced a significant rise in the proportion of new permanent residents compared to the same months in 2022, as shown in the table below.


Percentage growth in immigration
Newfoundland and Labrador


Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick


Nova Scotia






British Columbia



Need step-by-step guidance to apply for Canada PR visa? Talk to Y-Axis, world’s No.1 Overseas Immigration Consultant. For recent Canada immigration updates, follow Y-Axis Canada Immigration News page.  


Express Entry rounds of invitations: 3500 ITAs issued with a CRS of 486

Canada’s $200 billion healthcare budget signals high demand for professionals

Ontario’s skilled immigrant intake plan doubled in 2023. Apply now for OINP!



new PRs


Y-Axis Services

Personalized Services

Get it on your mobile

Personalized Services

Get News alerts

Personalized Services

Contact Y-Axis

Latest Article

Popular Post

Trending Article

Trending article image

Posted On November 24 2023

UK immigration skyrockets: 672,000 migrants set a new record in 2023