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Canada breaks all-time immigration record by landing 401,000 immigrants in 2021

Canada has landed over 400,000 new permanent residents in 2021 for just the second time since it was founded as a country in 1867.

This has just been confirmed in a news release by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The department also confirmed that the country has broken its all-time record for permanent residence landings in a year.

The only other time Canada surpassed the 400,000 immigrant figure was in 1913, but the onset of the First World War saw immigration to the country drop in the following years.

Under the Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023, Canada is looking to welcome 411,000 new immigrants in 2022 and 421,000 immigrants in 2023. Fraser will announce the new Immigration Levels Plan by February 10, 2022. Fraser has suggested the new plan may entail even higher targets for 2022 and 2023.

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