New immigration levels in Canada for 2022-2024 have been announced: Canada’s immigration targets have been raised. Originally, Canada planned to accept 411,000 immigrants as permanent residents in 2022, but that figure has now risen to nearly 432,000.
Immigration is an important part of the government’s plan to help Canada’s economy grow and develop indefinitely. In total, Canada intends to invite over 1.3 million foreign nationals to become permanent residents. This total is a new high for Canada’s immigration plan.
Despite the fact that ambitious targets have been set, Canada has previously demonstrated that it is capable of meeting these targets, as evidenced by the invitation of over 400,000 immigrants in 2021.
The following are Canada’s targets for the next three years:
In 2022, there will be 431,645 permanent residents; in 2023, there will be 447,055 permanent residents; and in 2024, there will be 451,000 permanent residents.
Also, here’s a more detailed breakdown of Canada’s immigration targets for 2022-2024:
|2022 – 2024 IMMIGRATION LEVELS PLAN|
|Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions|
|Federal High Skilled||55,900||75,750||111,500|
|Federal Economic Public Policies||40,000||32,000||–|
|Economic Pilots: Caregivers, Agri-food Pilot, Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot||10,250||11,250||12,750|
|Atlantic Immigration Program||6,250||6,500||6,500|
|Provincial Nominee Program||83,500||86,000||93,000|
|Quebec Skilled Workers and Business||See the Quebec immigration plan||To be determined||To be determined|
|Spouses, Partners and Children||80,000||81,000||81,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||25,000||28,500||32,000|
|Refugees and Protected Persons|
|Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad||24,500||25,000||25,500|
|Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted||19,790||17,260||13,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored||31,255||30,795||23,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred||1,000||1,000||1,000|
|Total Refugees and Protected Persons||76,545||74,055||62,500|
|Humanitarian and Other|
|Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other||8,250||10,500||7,750|
How Will New Immigration Goals Be Achieved?
Over 56% of foreign nationals will be invited to Canada through economic programmes such as the Provincial Nominee Program, Express Entry, and the TR2PR (Temporary to Permanent Residence) stream. However, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be the main driver for the economic class, as the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) goal for this year is to invite approximately 83,500 immigrants through the PNP.
The IRCC’s Express Entry draws, which take place every two weeks, continue. To accommodate more admissions into the (TR2PR) stream, the government is temporarily reducing the number of Express Entry invitations.
The Temporary to Permanent Residence stream aims to welcome 40,000 immigrants in 2022 and 32,000 immigrants in 2023.
Despite the fact that economic immigration is Canada’s top priority, the government continues to advance its responsibility to family reunification through the Family Sponsorship Program. Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their common-law partner, spouse, children, parents, or grandparents under the programme.
Through the Family Sponsorship Program, Canada hopes to reach over 105,000 newcomers, or 24 percent of the total admission target, by 2022. This is slightly higher than the number of admissions received last year.
Canada also aspires to be a global leader in the resettling of refugees and asylum seekers. The country’s commitment is evident as Canada raises its target for refugees and protected persons to over 76,545 for 2022.
Why Are Foreign Nationals Moving to Canada?
Canada’s ageing population and high retirement rate contribute significantly to the country’s need for immigrants. This is why the newly announced Canada immigration levels for 2022-2024 are critical to understanding, especially for those looking to relocate to Canada.
Canada is a land of opportunity and diversity. For foreign nationals, the country offers over 100 visas and immigration programmes. There is a visa available for anyone who wishes to travel, study, immigrate, or work in Canada.