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The arrival rate for spousal sponsorships is set to increase in 2023

Spousal sponsorship arrivals in Canada decreased by 14.8% in November, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data. After an 8.7% rebound in October with 5,155 new permanent residents, the numbers fell to 4,390 in November. Despite this, Canada was still predicted to see a 17.6% increase in spousal sponsorships for 2023, with 75,458 new permanent residents compared to 64,145 in 2022. Ontario recorded the highest number of arrivals under this program, with 36,905 spouses settling there in the first 11 months of the year.

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