Posted on January 5, 2023

Canada Sets Immigration Record as Trudeau Seeks More Workers

Randy Thanthong-Knight, Bloomberg, January 3, 2023

Canada added more than 431,000 new permanent residents last year, the largest annual increase in its history, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to ease the country’s labor shortages.

The new admissions met the 2022 target set by Trudeau’s government and exceeded the prior year’s record of about 401,000 newcomers {snip}

The Canadian government has consistently raised its annual immigration goals in recent years, with the latest plan targeting 465,000 new permanent residents this year and half a million in 2025. {snip}


By 2036, immigrants will represent almost a third of Canada’s population, compared with about 21% in 2011.