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Quebec’s Immigration Goal Is 50,000 Permanent Residents Annually

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Become A Canadian says Quebec’s population growth has received the biggest population boom in 50 years. In 2022 alone, the province increased by 149,900 residents to reach a population of 8.8 million. 

The population growth changed as a result of varying factors, including:

  • Increased immigration of permanent residents
  • Increased immigration of non-permanent residents
  • Slightly low birth rate
  • Slightly increased death rate

The birth countries of new arrivals in 2022 include France, China, Algeria, Haiti, and Tunisia. France was the highest with 16 per cent, China with 9.9 per cent, Algeria with 5.5 per cent, Haiti with 5.4 per cent and Tunisia with 5 per cent.

According to BecomeACanadian, Alberta and Ontario drew the highest number of Quebec residents in 2022. 

The birth rate and death rate in Quebec also changed in 2022, with 80,700 births, indicating a five per cent drop compared to 2021. In Quebec, more and more babies delivered have at least one parent born outside of Canada.

On the other hand, the rise in deaths has led to a decrease in life expectancy of nine months compared to the previous year. The Institut de la Statistique du Quebec (ISQ) pegged the life expectancy to 82.3 years compared to 83 years in 2021. Nonetheless, Quebec still has one of the longest average life expectancies at birth in the world.

Future Immigration Projection for Quebec

BecomeACanadian could establish that Quebec aims to take in between 49,500 and 52,500 new immigrants annually. If the recent trends continue, Quebec’s population could reach 10 million in 2066.

Seventy-three thousand people are expected to move to Quebec in 2023, and many more in the coming years.