New Citizens Dashboard
New Permanent Residents Dashboard

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected Canada’s citizenship program? The Institute for Canadian Citizenship collaborates with expert Andrew Griffith to deliver this regularly-updated dashboard tracking the number of new Canadian citizens. A 2018 baseline is used to explore changes to citizenship numbers from before and after the onset the global pandemic as well as the impact of ongoing policy changes. Data is drawn from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Figures are updated monthly as data is released (two-month lag).

Number of new Canadian citizens

How many people become Canadian citizens, each month? Explore two charts. First, the total number of new citizens each month since 2018. Next, the number of new citizens based on the top 25 countries of previous citizenship. Use the menu to select specific date range and country data.

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Canada’s first “presumptive” case of COVID-19 announced on January 25th 2020.

953,486

Total number of new citizens since January 2018

-22.1%

Percentage change of new citizens in 2021 compared to 2018

Border restrictions are introduced on March 18 2020. Admission to Canada is closed to most non-citizens

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Number of new Canadian citizens, 12 month comparison

How do citizenship numbers from the most recent 12-month period compare to the same period in the previous year? Explore two charts. First, the total number of new citizens from the most recent 12-month period, compared to the same period in the previous year. Next, comparative numbers of new citizens based on the top 25 countries of previous citizenship. Use the menu to select a specific date range and country data. The chart displays the total number of new citizens contained in this date range, and compares it to the same date range from the previous year. Sort by number or percentage change.

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+311.7%
+262,803

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Web traffic: “apply for Canadian citizenship”

How many people are asking about Canadian citizenship, each month? Explore two charts. First, the total number of visits each month to the Government’s webpage for applying for citizenship. Next, the number of visits to the same web page, based on the top 25 source countries of Internet traffic.

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1,457,040

Total number of web visits since 2018

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected Canada’s immigration system? The Institute for Canadian Citizenship collaborates with expert Andrew Griffith to deliver this regularly-updated dashboard tracking new permanent resident admissions. A 2018 baseline is used to explore changes in admission numbers from before and after the onset the global pandemic as well as the impact of ongoing policy changes. All data is drawn from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Figures are updated monthly as data is released (two-month lag).

Number of new permanent residents, admission category

How many new permanent residents are admitted each month? Under which category and to which province or territory? Explore two charts. First, the total number of new permanent residents admitted each month since 2018. Next, the total number of new permanent residents admitted by category and province or territory. Use the menu to select a specific date range, admission category, and province or territory.

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Border restrictions are introduced on March 18 2020. Admission to Canada is closed to most non-citizens

1,603,335

Total number of permanent residents admitted since 2018

25.7%

Percentage change of permanent resident admissions in 2021 compared to 2018

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Notes: 1) When multiple provinces are selected, the chart displays the sum of these provinces under each category. 2) Although Quebec selects all its economic permanent residents, they are captured under ‘Economic-Federal’ as the source tables do not allow for easy relabelling.

Number of new permanent residents, top 25 countries of citizenship

How many new permanent residents are admitted each month based on country of citizenship? Explore two charts. First, the total number of new permanent residents admitted each month since 2018. Next, the number of new permanent residents admitted based on the top 25 countries of citizenship. Use the menu to select a specific date range and country of citizenship.

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1,603,895

Total number of permanent residents admitted since 2018

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Notes: 1) There is a small disparity in the IRCC source data for overall total admissions since 2018 between the “By Category” chart further above and the “Top 25 countries of citizenship”. Chart figures reflect the source data.

Number of new permanent residents, 12 month comparison

How do permanent resident admissions in the most recent 12-month period compare to the same period in the previous year? Explore two charts. First, total admissions from the most recent 12-month period, compared to the same period in the previous year. Next, comparative admission data based on the top 25 countries of citizenship. Use the menu to select a specific date range and country data. The visualization displays the total number of new permanent residents contained in this date range, and compares it to the same date range from the previous year. Sort by number or percentage change.

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+59.1%
+181,895

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Web traffic: “immigrate to Canada”

How many people are asking about immigrating to Canada, each month? Explore two charts. First, the total number of visits to the Government’s webpage for applying to immigrate. Next, the number of web visits to the same site, based on the top 25 source countries of Internet traffic.

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32,866,657

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