Immigration authorities plan to admit 300,000 newcomers in 2016
which will represent the highest levels in more than 100 years.
Canadian immigration numbers have been consistently high since
1990, but you have to go back a century for the year when the most
foreigners were welcomed across the border.
Analysis from Statistics Canada shows 1913 was the most prolific
year on record for immigration, with 400,000 newcomers arriving.
The highest number in the last decade was 280,000 in 2010.
The top three years on record were those preceding the start of
the First World War, when more than 1.1 million arrived as a result
of a major government campaign to populate the West Coast of the
After significantly low periods caused by both World Wars, other
noticeable peaks were a result of political and humanitarian
During 1956 and 1957, 37,500 Hungarian refugees arrived in the
country among a total influx of 447,100 over the two years.
Further peaks can be seen in the 1970s and 1980s, when a large
number of Ugandan, Chilean, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian
refugees came to Canada.
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September 21st, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 20th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 43rd overall, inviting 1288 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 483.
Canada received more than 320,000 immigrants in the last 12 months, approaching levels not seen since the early 20th century. The per capital immigration rate at .88%, is consistent with previous Liberal government policies.
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