New immigrants leave Canada amidst the recession


The coronavirus pandemic is forcing many new immigrants to return to their home countries, according to Statistics Canada. The reason is the economic situation in the country, the inability to find a decent job, limited social communication and a tangible lack of family ties. The number of newcomers who received the status of a permanent resident of Canada and have lived here for less than five years decreased by four percent to 1,019,000 by the end of 2020 compared to 1,060,000 in 2019. As for those who lived in Canada for five to ten years, declined from 1,170,000 in 2019 to 1,146,000 in 2020. The same trend was observed in 2008 and 2009 when many immigrants returned to their home countries during the global recession. Moreover, the longer they stay there, the less likely they are to seek their fortune in Canada again.