Newcomers to Canada are choosing to emigrate in search of better opportunities elsewhere, according to a new study from the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the Conference Board of Canada.

The trend of ‘onward migration,’ where immigrants arrive in Canada and then subsequently leave, has been steadily increasing since the 1980s.

The number of permanent residents who pursued citizenship within 10 years of their arrival dropped by 40% between 2001 and 2021.

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