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Canada is currently undergoing its fifth wave. According to 2016 Census data via Statistics Canada, over one in five Canadians were born abroad, while 22.3% of the Canadian population belonged to visible minorities, of whom 3 in 10 were born in Canada. Moreover, 21.9% of the Canadian population reported themselves as being or having been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada—close to the 1921 Census record of 22.3%, the highest level Canada has seen since Confederation in 1867.

In 2019, Canada admitted 341,180 permanent residents, compared to 321,055 the previous year. Among those admitted, 58% were economic immigrants and their accompanying immediate families; 27% were family class; 15% were either resettled refugees or protected persons or were in the humanitarian and another category.

In 2020, Canada To Dramatically Increase Immigration to More Than 400,000 Per Year. Canada is to increase immigration to boost its economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic by welcoming more than 1.2 million newcomers between 2021 and 2023.