Information on COVID-19 and Immigration to Canada
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Canada ushered almost 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. The news came on the official website of the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada on Monday. So immigration to Canada is still on the rails. 

By comparison, Canada welcomed more newcomers than in May or April. Only 11,000 people arrived in Canada as new immigrants in May. In the preceding month, only 4,000 people obtained PR. So June appeared to showcase the highest immigration level since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. 

However, unlike the same period in 2019, the number of newcomers has significantly dropped by 34,000. This is attributed, of course, to the global pandemic. Travel restrictions in Canada have been applied since March 18. Besides, even foreigners with approved permanent residence couldn’t travel to Canada. The application intake was also impeded due to preventive measures associated with the coronavirus spread.


The most ranking immigrant countries in June

These are the following most ranking immigrants countries in June 2020:


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 United   Kingdom






 South Korea



These countries have been for months and years the top countries supplying Canada with newcomers. Before the pandemic, most of the new immigrants in June applied for permanent residence a year ago.


What are 2020 prospects for immigration to Canada?

The statistical data for June 2020 reveals that the Canadian immigration system stabilizes as far as possible in the current situation. A prevailing number of people could travel to Canada in June as the last stage of their PR application than in previous months.

Canada's PR level in August and autumn is likely to remain the same as in June.

However, we have to keep in mind that the travel restrictions and another COVID-19 upsetting will affect overall permanent residence figures. We should expect lower intakes than in 2019.

Despite the disruption, Canada keeps on inviting successful immigration candidates for PR.

The IRCC conducts Express Entry draws twice a week. Averagely, nearly 3,900 Invitations to Apply are issued every two weeks.

Last week, Canada ran two Express Entry rounds that included the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). For the period of March and April, the IRCC didn’t consider FSWP candidates. It can be explained by the fact that priority was mainly given to applicants inside Canada.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) continues to be the most demanding immigration program.

Canada’s Immigration minister says that the IRCC will not change its initial immigration laws. Moreover, welcoming high levels of immigration to Canada after COVID-19 is essential for the Canadian economy.