New targets have been announced for Canada’s immigration plan and the Federal Government wants to welcome more than 1.3 million newcomers to the country in the next three years.
On February 14, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, presented the Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024, which establishes the government’s framework for new arrivals to help the Canadian economy recover and stimulate post-pandemic growth.
Over the next 3 years, Canada will target the following number of new immigrant landings:
- 2022: 431,645 permanent residents
- 2023: 447,055 permanent residents
- 2024: 451,000 permanent residents
In 2022, about 56% of new immigrants will arrive under economy-class pathways such as Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and the Temporary to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) that became available in 2021.
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This goal is higher than the previous plan for 2021-2023, which targeted 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023 for a total of 1,233,000 people.
With increased targets, the government plans to address challenges with Canada’s immigration system by modernizing it, which will reduce the backlog of applications and create predictable processing times.
The family class will comprise 24% of admission targets in 2022, with 80,000 scheduled to arrive under the Spouses, Partners and Children Program, and 25,000 under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). IRCC has slightly increased its PGP admissions target, by an additional 1,500 places, compared to its previous plan.
The remaining 20% of immigrants will arrive under humanitarian and refugee programs.
This is an increase of about 5 percentage points compared to Canada’s latest immigration levels plan, and Canada is likely to seek to resettle 40,000 Afghan refugees in the coming years.
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