#COVID19 impact on #immigration and related programs, April 2021 update

The latest monthly update (May for web traffic). Slide 3 has the summary numbers and changes.

Slight dip in number of Permanent Resident admissions compared to March, annualized rate now 275,000 (although likely to increase given the various policy measures announced (e.g., lowering of minimum CRS scores, special temporary program and Hong Kong measures).

Citizenship started to recover compared to earlier months but still far lower than historic levels.

Given the extremely low levels in all programs in April 2020 (travel restrictions and shutdowns), the year-over-year increases appear spectacular. Compared to April 2019, of course, changes are more modest and provide a more accurate picture of the impact.

About Andrew
Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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