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Canada is aiming to welcome 431,645 permanent residents in 2022, 447,055 in 2023, and 451,000 in 2024. Your chances of getting a Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada are always greater if you have studied or worked in Canada. 2021 was the best year for international graduates and work permit holders to become PR. IRCC Minister, Sean Fraser recently clarified that express entry draws will resume in early July. So, this is the best time to create an express entry profile.

Applicants on Study Permit

The IRCC data shows that in 2021 – 22,670 people who have been students in Canada became permanent residents. In 2020 the total number of PRs who were students was 7,750. So, this means that the number has tripled compared to last year. Also, in 2019- the year before the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of students who came back as PR was 11,565. So, the number has doubled in 2021. 

Therefore, the number of new permanent residents in Canada has increased by almost three times, compared to the previous years. 

Applicants on Work Permit

Over the last year, applicants who have been on work permits through the International Mobility Program or through any stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program have also benefitted significantly and got Permanent Residency. The number of people who got a PR through IMP experience rose from 39,935 in 2020 to 157,685. Thus, it increased approximately by 175%. 

Moreover, the number of people who got a PR with experience as Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) also tripled last year. In 2020 the number was 3,925 and last year it was 10,970. Therefore, the number has almost tripled since 2021. Furthermore, in 2019, the number of TFWs who got PR was 5,655.  

What Does This Mean?

Overall, combining above categories 191,325 people got permanent residency of Canada in 2021. This is almost three times more people with similar experience who got a PR in Canada than in the previous year.  

Thanks to TR to PR policy, a temporary public policy by IRCC. Not to forget massive surprising CEC draw in February 2021 inviting whopping 27,332 applicants with cut off score of 75. 

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