ontario: In the past, more than half of newcomers settled in Ontario, according to Toronto Star. The vast majority of Ontario's newcomers 85,500 in 2017 settled in the Greater Toronto Area, which saw an increase of 5.4 per cent from two years earlier. The number of permanent residents settling in the province has rebounded to 111,925, or 39 per cent of the 286,480 new arrivals to Canada last year, from a low of 95,828, or 36.8 per cent of the 260,411 in 2014. This past January alone, Ontario received 10,870 new permanent residents, up 48.6 per cent from 7,315 in the same period last year. Experts said the immigration bump in the GTA and Ontario appears to be due to the economic downturn in Alberta, which saw immigrant arrivals drop to 42,100 last year from 49,200 in 2016, with its national share declining to 14.7 per cent from 16.3 per cent. Greater Toronto's share was 8,600, 57.2 per cent higher than January 2017. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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