This article enlists:
- top 10 source countries of permanent residents and destination province data
- top 10 source of international students, province-wise international student numbers, and total number of international students residing in Canada
Source of Permanent Residents and Destination Province
Around 46% of newcomers landed in Canada in 2022 were from Asia as per new IRCC data unveiled February 2023.
India continues to be the biggest source with more than 1/4th of newcomers to Canada. 118,095 Indians landed as permanent residents (PRs) in 2022.
This is 6 times higher than the second source of new immigrants, China. 31,815 Chinese nationals landed in Canada as PRs in 2022.
Below is the list of source countries for newcomers to Canada in 2022
|Country||Total immigrants for 2022||% age of immigrants in 2022|
|United States of America||10,400||2.3%|
List of Destination Province for Permanent Residents in 2022
Ontario continues to land highest proportion of permanent residents in 2022, but comparatively less (-6.7%) when compared to 2021.
Ontario is followed by Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan in landed immigrants.
Quebec saw an increase of 3.4%, Saskatchewan 2.2%, and Alberta 1.4% as compared to 2021. However, British Columbia experienced -3.1% lesser immigration in contrast to 2021.
|Province||Permanent Residents in 2022||% of all PRs in 2022|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||3,490||0.7%|
|Prince Edward Island||2,665||0.6%|
|Province not stated||20||0.0%|
Source of International Students Landed and Already In Canada
India again tops the list followed by China and Philippines for new international students landed in 2022.
Indian students account for more than half the total of international students entering Canada last year.
|Country||Number of Students |
Coming in 2022
Furthermore, there were 319,130 international students from India already living and studying in Canada as of December 2022.
Number of Indian student is 3X the second leading source nation, China. There were almost 100K Chinese students studying in Canada.
|Country||Number of students already |
living and studying in Canada
|United States of America||14,485|
Ontario being the largest province, continues to accommodate more than 400,000 international students.
This number is even higher when compared to the total of other Canadian provinces altogether. Moreover, this number is double from the second leading province, British Columbia.
In total, 377,785 international students were attending the education institution in rest of the Canadian provinces in 2022.
|Province||Number of Students|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||6,175|
|Prince Edward Island||4,485|