Canada welcomes historic number of newcomers in 2022

Date Announced:

January 3, 2023


Government reaches target of 431,645 new permanent residents.

Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced Canada has reached that target, surpassing our previous record from 2021. This represents the largest number of people ever welcomed in a year, in Canadian history. Prior to setting a new record for admissions in 2021, the last time Canada welcomed such a large numbers of newcomers was in 1913.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Permanent residents


newcomers; permanent residents; target levels

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