You may already be aware that Canada is working on its ambitious target of welcoming 1.33 million new immigrants by 2024. To achieve this stupendous feat Canada immigration has geared up with some very impactful decisions and steps. They will be interesting to learn, especially if you are planning to migrate to Canada.
Canada Immigration Levels Plan
The Canada Immigration Levels Plan for the years 2022 to 2024 reflects the country’s plan to invite and add immigration candidates as Canada PR visa holders. This is done in view of getting those skilled candidates to contribute to the economic and social development of Canada.
Here’s a snapshot of the Canada immigration levels plan:
|Year||Immigration Levels Plan|
|2022||431,645 permanent residents|
|2023||447,055 permanent residents|
|2024||451,000 permanent residents|
Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024
|Target||Low Range||High Range||Target||Low Range||High Range||Target||Low Range||High Range|
|Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions||4,31,645||3,60,000||4,45,000||4,47,055||3,80,000||4,65,000||4,51,000||3,90,000||4,75,000|
|Economic||Federal High Skilled||55,900||52,000||64,000||75,750||63,000||84,000||1,11,500||91,000||1,18,000|
|Federal Economic Public Policies||40,000||30,000||48,000||32,000||25,000||42,000||–||–||–|
|Atlantic Immigration Program||6,250||4,000||8,000||6,500||4,000||10,000||6,500||4,000||12,000|
|Provincial Nominee Program||83,500||80,000||95,000||86,000||82,000||95,000||93,000||88,000||98,000|
|Quebec Skilled Workers and Business||See the Quebec immigration plan||To be determined||To be determined|
|Family||Spouses, Partners and Children||80,000||68,000||81,000||81,000||70,000||84,000||81,000||70,000||84,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||25,000||19,000||31,000||28,500||22,000||38,000||32,000||27,000||43,000|
|Refugees and Protected Persons||Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad||24,500||20,000||27,500||25,000||20,500||28,000||25,500||21,000||28,500|
|Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted||19,790||15,500||24,000||17,260||13,500||26,000||13,000||10,000||19,500|
|Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored||31,255||19,000||34,000||30,795||19,400||34,000||23,000||15,500||28,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred||1,000||100||1,100||1,000||100||1,100||1,000||100||1,100|
|Total Refugees and Protected Persons||76,545||55,000||79,500||74,055||57,000||82,000||62,500||50,000||75,500|
|Humanitarian and Other||Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Others||8,250||5,000||8,500||10,500||7,000||11,000||7,750||6,000||9,500|
New decisions in Canada Immigration
- Canada has decided to work on immigration programs that will let temporary foreign residents in Canada to get a Canada PR visa more easily.
- During the period when COVID-19 restrictions were in place, Canada has been conducting immigration draws that participate CEC and PNP candidates only. These candidates were already working in the country and were available to immigrate, unlike overseas candidates who had to face delays of border restrictions.
- IRCC has also taken the following steps:
- It has virtually processed more application categories to reach pre-pandemic rates in visa application processing.
- It has pivoted to remotely deliver many immigration services (E.g., online citizenship ceremonies).
- The Canadian government’s aim and effort are to achieve a 5.6% influx of French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec by 2024.
So, as it can be seen, commensurate with the increasing number of vaccinations in Canada, the borders will open up and more immigrants overseas will be welcomed to move to Canada. This is the flagship mission for Canada as its economic recovery and subsequent development depends heavily on Canada immigration performance.
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