* The Quebec government announced the provincial immigration levels for 2024 and 2025 on November 1, 2023.
The Municipal Nominee Program admission levels will be included after the launch of the program.
The immigration levels are almost the same as in the previous immigration levels plan announced at the same time last year. The new information released is for the targets for 2026. There are also some updates in the admissions level program-wise.
Immigration Targets for 2024, Class-wise
58% (281,135) will be welcomed by Canada under economic immigration in 2024.
This will go up to 60% (301,250 admissions) in 2026.
24% (114,000) of the Canada PR visas will be for the family class in 2024.
By 2026, family class will continue to make 24% (118,000) of all admissions.
PR admissions to rise from 2024 to 2026
There will be an increase in the number of people granted permanent residence under the various PR programs of Canada.
Canada PR in 2024-26 Under Popular Pathways
Provincial Nominee Program
Spouses, partners & children
Parents and Grandparents
Start-up Visa etc.
Atlantic Immigration Program
Canadian immigration to be stabilized
According to the official announcement, the 2024-26 Immigration Levels Plan “prioritizes economic growth, and supports family reunification, while responding to humanitarian crises and recognizing the rapid growth in immigration in recent years”.
Immigrants have an important role to play in the Canadian labour market. Growing the Canadian economy now and into the future also requires the contribution of immigrants. Canadian immigration ensures that Canada has the required skills to meet key goals and fill labour force gaps in critical sectors of STEM, healthcare, etc.).
While family support is important for newcomers, dependents provide an economic benefit as well by joining the workforce. Additionally, parents and grandparents often take up the responsibility of child care, allowing their sponsors to enter or remain a part of the Canadian workforce.
With the announcement of the immigration levels plan for the next three years, Canada hopes to stabilize immigration, targeting a plateau in immigration targets of 500,000 per year by 2026.