On January 3, 2022, the Government of Canada announced a historic number of newcomers in 2022. Canada has reached its target of 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) processed around 5.2 million permanent, temporary, and citizenship applications last year, doubling the number of applications processed in 2021. Immigration is Canada’s leading source of labour force growth, accounting for nearly all development. Additionally, immigration makes up 75% of Canada’s population increase and will make up approximately 30% by 2036, a drastic jump from 2011 when it accounted for only 20.7%.