Canada Immigration Plan for 2022-2024

Canada Immigration Plan for 2022-2024

The Canadian government has announced its Immigration for Plan 2022-2024. Canada has increased its immigration target again. Look like there will be minimum 432,000 new immigrants this year, even though the initial plan to welcome 411,000 newcomers.

In next three years Canada will target the following number of new immigrants:

  1. 2022: 431,645 permanent residents
  2. 2023: 447,055 permanent residents
  3. 2024: 451,000 permanent residents

Immigration is the main key of government’s strategy to address the country’s long-term economic growth.

In 2022, some 56 per cent of new immigrants will arrive under economic class pathways such as Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program, and the Temporary to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) stream that was available in 2021.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be the main admissions program for economic class immigrants with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) looking to land 83,500 newcomers via the PNP in 2022. IRCC has cut Express Entry admissions in half for this year but aims to return to normal Express Entry admissions levels by 2024 when it targets the arrival of 111,5000 Express Entry immigrants then.

The levels plan seems to suggest that IRCC is temporarily reducing Express Entry admissions so it can accommodate admissions under the TR2PR program. IRCC is looking to land 40,000 immigrants in 2022 and the final 32,000 immigrants by 2023 under the TR2PR stream.

The family class will comprise 24 per cent of admissions targets in 2022, with 80,000 set to arrive under the Spouses, Partners, and Children Program, and 25,000 set to arrive under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). IRCC has increased its PGP admissions target slightly, by 1,500 additional spots, compared with its previous plan.

The remaining 20 per cent of immigrants will arrive under refugee and humanitarian programs. This is an increase of about 5 percentage points compared to Canada’s last immigration levels plan, and it is likely a function of Canada looking to resettle 40,000 Afghan refugees over the coming years. The higher refugee and humanitarian intake will result in economic and family class immigration comprising a smaller share than usual, however both those classes will account for a higher share of Canada’s newcomers in 2023 and 2024, as Canada looks to reduce its refugee and humanitarian intake once it completes its Afghan resettlement operation.

Canada Immigration Plan for 2022-2024

below table will describes Canada Immigration plan for 2022-2024

Immigration Class202220232024
  1. Until 2015, Canada welcomed about 250,000 immigrants per year.
  2. 2016, it announced a new baseline target of 300,000 newcomers annually.
  3. Prior to the pandemic, the target was set to about 340,000 immigrants per year.
  4. but immigration fell to below 200,000 in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The Canadian government then made the surprise announcement in October 2020 it would look to welcome over 400,000 immigrants annually moving forward to help support its post-COVID economic recovery. This represents the highest targets in Canadian history.

Last year Canada broke its newcomer record by landing 405,000 new permanent residents,

Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 will be announced by November 1st, 2022. 

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