Under the new Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024, the Canadian government is increasing its admittance intake once again with a goal of welcoming 432,000 immigrants in 2022. Canada has set an even greater target, intending to welcome 451,000 new immigrants by the year 2024.
Over the next three years, Canada plans to welcome the following number of new immigrants:
2022: 431,645 permanent residents
2023: 447,055 permanent residents
2024: 451,000 permanent residents
The new level plan, according to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser in a news release, is intended to meet and sustain the country’s needs as well as its international commitments. It will endeavour to recruit qualified and experienced employees who can contribute to Canada’s economy effectively and efficiently, as well as recognize the importance of family sponsorship and refugee resettlement programs. The Canadian government hopes to enhance the economy by enhancing newcomer retention in places where there are severe economic, labour, and demographic shortages.
The majority of new immigrants will enter through the economic class, either through Express Entry (EE), the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), or the Temporary to Permanent Resident Program (TR2PR), while the family class will account for 24% of admission targets this year.
In 2022, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be the major admissions program for economic immigrants, with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) seeking to enrol 83,500 newcomers. IRCC has cut Express Entry admissions in half for this year, but intends to return to normal levels by 2024, when it expects 111,5000 Express Entry immigrants to arrive.
Every year, the IRCC publishes a new immigration level plan to help the agency meet its intake goals. However, due to the epidemic – as well as the September elections last year – this was the first announcement since October 2020.
Immigration-level plans are, without a doubt, the backbone of the Canadian immigration system. These plans highlight the amount of immigrants who will be accepted through popular federal, provincial, and territorial initiatives. Every year, the IRCC creates a level plan to guarantee that the immigration objectives are reached in a timely and efficient manner.
Canada reached a new milestone in 2021 when it welcomed 405,000 new permanent residents. The federal and economic pathways, including as Express Entry, PNP, and Quebec streams, processed 62 percent of the immigration applications. The Spouses, Partners, and Children Program and the Parents and Grandparents Program each welcomed 20% of the total. In contrast, 15% were admitted as part of the refugee and humanitarian programs.
This year’s and 2021’s increases in intake were expected to help and sustain Canada’s economy. Because of the country’s elderly population and low birth rate, such large numbers are necessary to keep the population stable.
Immigration, as a nation created by immigrants, is unquestionably important to Canada’s ever-expanding growth.