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Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023

Canada’s immigration department, i.e. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) renew its Immigration Level Plan every year. This time around, the government has released the¬†Canada¬†Immigration Levels Plan (2021-23).¬†

As per this recently updated immigration plan, Canada will admit 401, 000 new immigrants in 2021. This target will increase to 4, 11,000 in 2022, and by 2023, the target will increase to 4, 21,000 immigrants.

Canada Immigration Plan 2021-2023

Multiyear Immigration Plan (2021-2023)

Canada accepts immigrants under various immigration programs every year. A significant number of immigrants arrive in Canada every year under the Economic immigration programs. Find below the category wise Canada annual immigration target for the next three years:

Immigrant Category 2021 2022 2023
Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions 4,01,000 4,11,000 4,21,000
Economic Federal High Skilled 1,08,500 1,10,500 1,13,750
Federal Business 1,000 1,000 1,000
Economic Pilots: Caregivers; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot 8,500 10,000 10,250
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program 6,000 6,250 6,500
Provincial Nominee Program 80,800 81,500 83,000
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business See the Quebec immigration plan To be determined To be determined
Total Economic 2,32,500 2,41,500 2,49,500
Family Spouses, Partners and Children 80,000 80,000 81,000
Parents and Grandparents 23,500 23,500 23,500
Total Family 1,03,500 1,03,500 1,04,500
Refugees and Protected Persons Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad 23,500 24,500 25,000
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted Footnote 7 12,500 12,500 12,500
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored 22,500 22,500 22,500
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred 1,000 1,000 1,000
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 59,500 60,500 61,000
Humanitarian and Other Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 5,500 5,500 6,000

* Federal High Skilled term includes three main categories of the Express Entry system, i.e. Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and the Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry and PNP target- 2021

Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Programs are the two main programs that invite the skilled foreign workers and allocate the permanent residency visa invitation to the selected candidates.

The combined target of both Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program is 189,300 invitations in 2021, i.e. just under 50% of total entries.

2021- Target for different Migration categories

2021- Target for different Migration categories

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