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Immigration to Canada via the PGP increased by five percent

Immigration to Canada under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) increased by five percent in March with 2,005 new permanent residents, up from 1,910 in February, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. However, overall immigration to Canada is declining, with total new permanent residents down 11 percent in March to 34,785. By the end of the first quarter, Canada had received 5,765 new permanent residents under the PGP this year, down 14.9 percent from the same period last year. Ontario welcomed the most arrivals under the PGP in this period, with 2,855. Nova Scotia saw a 50% increase in PGP immigration in March, while New Brunswick welcomed 66.7% fewer.

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