Published on : February 15, 2022
Canada has taken the standard to the next level as it will receive 451,000 new immigrants by 2024. In a statement to CIC News, Immigration Secretary Sean Fraser explained the rationale for the new plan.
Over the coming three years, Canada will target the following number of new immigrant landings:
The Government of Canada has just announced the 2022-2024 Immigration Level Plan.
Canada is once again raising its immigration targets. We aim to welcome around 432,000 new migrants this year instead of the 411,000 originally planned.
The announcement was made today at around 3:35 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Between 2022 and 2024, Canada plans to welcome more than 1.3 million new permanent residents. Immigration Secretary Sean Fraser announced these record-high immigration targets through the Canadian Immigration Plan for 2022-2024.
Immigration remains a top priority for Canada as the country faces an aging population and declining birth rates. Immigration is an important part of the government's strategy to address these issues and ensure the country's long-term economic growth.
The Canadian study of immigration as a way to stimulate economic growth is also why so many new permanent residents of Canada come through the channels of economic immigration. These paths favor applicants who can demonstrate that they have met the country's financial needs.
However, with a significant policy change for 2022 and by 2023, Canada will hire less highly qualified staff through Express Entry than in recent years, as immigration officials have processed a number of pending previously submitted applications.
There are four highlights of Canada's Immigration Plan 2022-2024:
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.
It is unclear how outstanding Canadian immigration applications will affect its goals. The ministry recently introduced a plan to speed up the processing of applications by 2022 in order to bring many types of immigration applications back to the IRCC standard. However, those hoping to migrate by 2022 will need to prepare for continued delays and the possibility of policy changes in order to prioritize the processing of pending requests.
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