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New Permanent Residents of Canada in 2023 – Top 10 Source Countries

Austin Campbell



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Canada continues to be a land of opportunity and diversity, welcoming newcomers from around the globe to contribute to its rich tapestry of cultures and talents. In 2023, the top 10 source countries of new permanent residents to Canada reflect a diverse array of nations, each making its unique mark on the Canadian landscape.

Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 countries and their contributions to Canada’s growing population of permanent residents:

RankCountryNumber of New Permanent Residents
10United States10,640

India, China, and the Philippines- Top 3 Contributors

India emerges as the undisputed leader, securing the top spot as the primary source of new permanent residents to Canada in 2023. With an impressive growth rate of 18.2%, India contributed a substantial 139,775 newcomers.

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On the other hand, China maintains its position as a significant contributor to Canada’s demographic makeup, securing the second spot on the list. Despite a slight dip in numbers, China records 31,780 new permanent residents in 2023 compared to 31,845 in the previous year.


The third notable contender, the Philippines sees a remarkable surge in its contribution to Canada’s new permanent residents. With a fair 22% increase, the Philippines provided 26,955 individuals who chose Canada as their new home in 2023.

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While Afghanistan slipped to the fourth spot, it continues to provide a substantial number of new permanent residents to Canada.

Other Notable Contributors

Nigeria’s contribution decreased slightly, yet it remains an important source of immigrants to Canada, representing the diversity of the African continent. Pakistan maintains its position among the top source countries with a modest increase. The significant surge in newcomers from Cameroon highlights the growing diversity of Canada’s immigrant population. Despite a slight decline, Iran continues to be a notable contributor to Canada’s immigrant community. Eritrea experienced substantial growth in its contribution, underscoring the increasing presence of immigrants from northeastern Africa. Canada’s neighbor to the south, the United States, rounds out the top 10 list with a steady influx of new permanent residents.

As Canada strives to achieve its immigration goals outlined in the latest Immigration Levels Plan, it remains strongly committed to welcoming newcomers from diverse backgrounds. The contributions of immigrants from these top source countries enrich Canada’s social fabric and strengthen its position as a global destination for individuals seeking a better future.

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