The government of Canada published the 2021 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration on February 14, 2022.
The report highlights the immigration tendencies of 2020, as well as makes comparisons with previous years’ statistics. According to the report, immigration numbers were considerably lower than in pre-pandemic years.
Despite Canada being one of the top countries accepted immigrants, the number of Economic Class immigrants, refugees, and protected persons admitted into the country was very low when compared to the previous years.
Also, statistics demonstrate that immigrants themselves were particularly hard-hit by the COVID19 pandemic, including those working to keep Canadians healthy and those keeping food on the table often under challenging circumstances. As they worked in the vulnerable hospitality and service sectors, they also experienced higher unemployment.
Canada is a Global Compact Champion, which allow individuals to share best practices related to gender-responsive migration management. In order to build a safe and prosperous future for Canada, the immigration system will continue to be vital.