Canada welcomes over 108,000 permanent residents in early 2022 – From 01 January 2022 to 31 March 2022
Today on March 31, 2022, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that IRCC has surpassed its goal to make 147,000 permanent residence final decisions in the first quarter of 2022 (from 01 January 2022 to 31 March 2022). Doubling the number of final decisions in the same time period in 2021.
Canada has welcomed over 108,000 new permanent residents this year from 01 January 2022 to 31 March 2022.
IRCC began holding virtual citizenship ceremonies on April 1, 2020. Between April 1, 2020, and January 31, 2022, more than 198,900 people took the Oath of Citizenship in more than 12,400 ceremonies using a virtual platform.
These new achievements are the result of IRCC’s ongoing commitment to improving client service. IRCC made over half a million decisions and welcomed over 405,000 new permanent residents in 2021—the greatest number of newcomers in a year in Canadian history. Following a record year for study permits in 2019, IRCC increased its output by 32% in 2021 by finalizing almost 560,000 study permit applications. In the same year, nearly 169,000 applicants—a record number—made the transition from worker status to permanent residence in Canada.
“While navigating unprecedented challenges in Canada’s immigration system, we have kept client experience as our focus, leading to record levels of newcomers in Canada. Helping clients come to Canada quickly, with predictable processing times and efficient communication, remains a top priority for me. Canada is proud to be a destination of choice for so many people around the world, and we will continue to work hard to provide the best experience possible for them.”
– The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
In February 2022, IRCC launched a new digital case status tracker that allows some family class permanent residence applicants, sponsors and their representatives to more easily check their application status online. For the initial launch, the tracker is available for permanent residence applicants in the spouse, partner and dependent child categories.
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