CANADA TO WELCOME OVER 1.2 MILLION MIGRANTS
In this blog we will be talking about Canada’s target of bringing over 400,000 immigrants per year
Canada will try to welcome 401,000 immigrants in 2021, additional 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in the year 2023.
The Government of Canada recently announced its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, and according to the plan they will aim the highest level of immigration in Canadian history.
In the coming three years, Canadian Government’s plan is to welcome the following level of new permanent residents:
2021: 401,000 immigrants
2022: 411,000 immigrants
2023: 421,000 immigrants
The only year Canada greeted over 400,000 immigrants in a single year was in 1913, when it welcomed over 400,000 migrants. It had never come nearer to this number ever again.
The 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan targets to greet about 60 per cent of all immigrants under economic class programs, taking in Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program.
The Immigration Levels Plan is the most essential immigration statement made by the Government of Canada every year. It summarizes the number of new permanent residents Canada targets to greet over the coming years, and what classifies Canada aims to admit them under. Canada greets immigrants under the following categories: family; economic; refugee; and humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
On 12 March 2020, the federal government declared Canada will intend to greet over one million new permanent residents between 2020 and 2022. After couple of days, Canada had to shut its borders because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Consequently, Canada will possibly fall extremely short of the 341,000 immigration target it put for 2020, nevertheless it has been conducting Express Entry draws throughout the Coronavirus pandemic that will help Canada break its Express Entry record this year. Furthermore, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws remain rolling.
To balance for the fall of immigration this year, Canada has targeted the most grand immigration levels plan in its history.