Immigration to Canada increased by 55.1% in May 2023, with 45,825 new permanent residents. This follows a drop in immigration for three consecutive months, with April having the lowest performance rate. The monthly rate of immigration to Canada has now risen to slightly above what it was in March. Despite this increase, the total number of new permanent residents is still down 10% from January’s high of 50,910. If the current trend continues, Canada could expect to welcome 529,932 new permanent residents this year, surpassing its immigration target for this year and even for 2025. Ontario was the most popular destination for newcomers, attracting 44.4% of the total for Canada.