Citizenship and Immigration Canada welcomes a high number of new immigrants to Canada in 2011

 In Immigration News

Recent data released by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) showed that a high number of new immigrants were welcomed to Canada In 2011. According to the data Canada welcomed 156,077 economic immigrants and 56,419 family class immigrants.

Immigration Canada welcomed 248,660 new permanent residents to Canada in 2011, consistent with the average of about a quarter of a million new immigrants admitted to Canada annually since 2006 – the highest sustained level of immigration in Canadian history and well within the Government’s planned quota of 240,000 to 265,000 new permanent residents for the year.

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