A total of 231,625 new permanent residents immigrated to Canada in the first six months of 2022 – a grandiose 59.8% more than last year during the same time period. From January to June this year, Canada admitted more new permanent residents than in any full year before the pandemic started. In 2019, only 160,235 people became permanent residents in the first six months. The latest data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) indicates that the rate of newcomers is on track to reach 463,250 new permanent residents in Canada this year if the trend continues throughout the rest of 2022.