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During the COVID-19 pandemic, relatives of English-speaking immigrants became permanent residents, significantly increasing the number of anglophone immigrants in Quebec. According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) report, Quebec welcomed 4,020 new anglophone permanent residents under family sponsorship programs in the first ten months of 2021. This share is 29.9 percent higher when compared to the same period of 2020 and 24.4 percent higher than in 2019. In addition, the number of English-speaking applicants in refugee and economic programs is also gradually increasing in the province.