Interesting information came out from the results of a Statistics Canada study. The study brings out facts on how immigration influences Canada’s population. It was found that 82% of the population growth in Canada in 2020 was due to Canada immigration.
In this year’s first quarter, Canada’s population grew to 76,000. Immigration Canada itself contributed 70,000 people to the population.
COVID-19 pandemic and its impact were major reasons to the decrease in the quarterly increase of population in 2020. In 2020, Canada had its lowest quarterly population growth since 2015. This was due to the COVID-19 crisis.
After the COVID-19 sprung up in Canada in January 2020, the country proceeded with many steps to prevent its spread. From March 18, travel restriction was imposed. In this scenario, the arrival of people as temporary residents, students, and returnees to Canada have been far lesser compared to what was there in 2019.
But it has to be noted that the first quarter of 2020 saw more immigrants coming to Canada as compared to the numbers in the same period in 2019.
An 80% reduction in the count of temporary residents coming to Canada this year has happened. This was largely associated with the reduced number of international students coming to Canada.
The Statistics Canada study expects the reduction in immigration to linger till the end of June 2020. Despite the poorer situation, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is holding on to its immigration level plans for 2020-2022 period.
After the pandemic is gone, Canada will recuperate, and immigration will yet again become the most decisive factor in improving the country’s population, economy, and labor force.
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