CANADA THANKS TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHICH HELPED INCREASE IN POPULATION BY 82,000 IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021 AS NEW STUDY PERMITS ISSUED INCREASED 21,000 YEAR OVER YEAR AND NEW POST GRADUATE WORK VISAS INCREASED BY 24,000 BUT STUDENT POPULATION FELL BY 60,000 IN 2020
The population rebound took place in the first quarter of 2021 and was also linked to the recovery of pre-pandemic immigration levels.
“Stronger-than-expected international migration lifted Canada’s population by 82,000 in the first quarter”
Canada’s population increased by 82,000 during this time. New study permits issued increased 21,000 (44%) year-over-year, and new post-graduate work visas increased by 24,000 (160%) in the first quarter of 2021.
By contrast Canada’s international post-secondary student population fell by 60,000 in 2020.

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