62K International Students Granted Permanent Residency in Canada in 2023
Record Increase in Students Obtaining Permanent Residency in Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has reported an increase in international students securing permanent residency in Canada. In 2023, more than 62,000 students achieved this status, an increase of 9,670 students compared to 2023, as indicated by recent IRCC data.
Grow in International Students
For several years, Canada has been a popular destination for international students owing to its diverse culture, high-quality education, and post-graduate opportunities. The recent increase in permanent residency signifies that more students are choosing to create their future in Canada. The eased immigration policies and well-defined routes to citizenship have played a key role in this development.
Role of IRCC
The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has implemented several programs that permit international students to apply for permanent residency post-graduation. One such program is the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program, which allows students to work in Canada after graduation, thereby providing them with opportunities and time needed to apply for permanent residency.
Impact of COVID-19
Despite the several challenges and restrictions brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRCC has been able to smoothly facilitate the immigration and residency processes. Thus, even amidst global uncertainties, the appeal of Canada as a favored studying and living destination remains strong.
The continued growth in the number of international students seeking permanent residency indicates a promising future for immigration in Canada. These students contribute to the overall development of Canada's society and economy, enriching its multicultural diversity. At this pace, Canada continues to live up to its reputation as one of the world's top followers of open immigration policies.