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New immigrants account for the vast majority of growth in Canada’s overall labour force.  Between 2017 and 2022, the annual level of immigration to Canada increased by more than 50%, averaging 329,500 new permanent residents per year. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has established progressively higher targets for newcomers to Canada going forward, with a target of 485,000 immigrants in 2024, and 500,000 in 2025.

In 2021, the proportion of immigrants employed in the electricity industry was 18% compared to 32% economy wide. This industry-validated resource offers a comprehensive suite of guidance and best practices to support employers in diversifying their workforce.



The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.