The Government of Canada recently revealed data that showed an increase in immigration levels for the second quarter of 2021. While admissions of new immigrants is still relatively weak, the Canadian immigration levels are slowly recovering back to pre-pandemic levels.
The second quarter of 2021 was actually quite an improvement for immigration levels to Canadian provinces like British Columbia and Ontario.
What Are the Immigration Levels for Q2 of 2021?
The admissions of new permanent residents has been steadily increasing since the past quarter of 2021. In Q2 of 2021, Canada invited 74,250 new immigrants, a 5.4% increase from the previous quarter. Compared to the Q2 of 2020, the immigration levels increased by a whopping 117.9% in Q2 of 2021. This shows that the immigration levels are gradually recovering to their pre-pandemic levels.
While the current Canadian immigration rate is quite low compared to the pre-pandemic levels, being the second-lowest since 2015, the recovery is still underway.