Posted on November 08 2022
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Abstract: Canada will be investing 1.6 billion CAD in the next 6 years to allow for the immigration of foreign nationals and their settlement.
Canada will invest 1.6 billion CAD in the next 6 years for immigration processes and settlement of newcomers who will be arriving in the country. After that period, 315 million CAD will be invested every year in the aforementioned activity, as stated in the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan.
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Canada plans to welcome around 1.45 million foreign nationals to the country in the coming 3 years. The annual target for welcoming immigrants will expand to 500,000 by 2025, where the Economic Class would be a major contributor.
Through immigration, Canada plans to boost its economy, generate jobs, and make living affordable for every Canadian citizen. The newcomers arriving in Canada will help in addressing the shortage in the workforce. The Economic Class would help in welcoming 301,250 newcomers.
It plans to invest 50 million CAD in 2022 to clear the immigration applications backlog. Canada also plans to make the Express Entry system more efficient.
Detailed information on the Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-25 is given in the table below:
|Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025|
|Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions||4,65,000||4,85,000||5,00,000|
|Federal High Skilled||82,880||1,09,020||1,14,000|
|Federal Economic Public Policies||25,000||–||–|
|Economic Pilots: Caregivers; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; Economic Mobility Pathways Project||8,500||12,125||14,750|
|Atlantic Immigration Program||8,500||11,500||14,500|
|Provincial Nominee Program||1,05,500||1,10,000||1,17,500|
|Quebec Skilled Workers and BusinessFootnote6||NA||NA||NA|
|Spouses, Partners, and Children||78,000||80,000||82,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||28,500||34,000||36,000|
Refugees and Protected Persons
|Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad||25,000||27,000||29,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Government-AssistedFootnote7||23,550||21,115||15,250|
|Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored||27,505||27,750||28,250|
|Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred||250||250||250|
|Total Refugees and Protected Persons||76,305||76,115||72,750|
|Humanitarian and Other||Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other||15,985||13,750||8,000|
Canada plans to welcome 430,000 newcomers in 2022 by issuing them Canada PR or permanent residency.
Immigration contributes to 100% of Canada's workforce growth. By 2032, immigrants are projected to make up 100% of population growth in Canada.
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