Canada is targeting 1.2 million new immigrants in 2021
As you all know that 2021 was a disaster for all of us. So it also affect the Canada’s immigration system. Canada did not admit enough immigrants in 2020 due to pandemic.
Mendicino Announced the move would be necessary in order to bounce back from a year of reduced immigration. In the next three years, Canada is targeting to welcome about 1.2 million new immigrants. About 401,000 are supposed to become permanent residents in 2021 alone. et the coronavirus-related travel restrictions are still in effect, Canada’s immigration system already aims to provide transitions to permanent residence who are already staying in Canada. there are more than 100 economic class programs award extra points to those with Canadian experience or exist specifically to facilitate such transitions. These transitions has been key to Canada promoting a broader distribution of immigration across Canada. This approach helps smaller cities and communities retain the temporary foreign workers and international students that have established roots inside Canada.
On the other hand Canada has been working toward achieving the 2021 target is by inviting huge number of immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence, who are living in Canada during a pandemic.About every two weeks since the start of the year, Canada has held Express Entry draws that only target candidates who are eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or who have previously been nominated through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Express Entry is the main way Canada welcomes economic class immigrants as it comprises over one-quarter of Canada’s annual newcomer admissions.On February 13, Canada invited every CEC-eligible candidate from the Express Entry pool, a total of 27,332 candidates. This was by far the largest and most historic draw after Express Entry launched in January 2015.
Canada has other economic class streams also to transition those here to permanent residence this year to support its 401,000-immigration target. Along with Express Entry system and PNP, programs such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and other federal streams will enable more individuals to gain permanent residence this year. Family class immigration is also contributing to Canada’s 401,000 target. Family class immigrants are exempt from Canada’s travel restrictions and are able to enter the country to complete their permanent residence landings.