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Canada Sees Its Biggest Influx of Immigrants Since World War I

Canada just recorded its biggest influx of immigrants in more than a century.

The country added 71,131 immigrants in the final three months of 2018, for a full year increase of 321,065, according to the latest estimates released Thursday by Statistics Canada in Ottawa. The annual increase is the largest since 1913 -- when 401,000 immigrants flocked to the country -- and the fourth largest in historical data going back to 1852.