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Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2020-2022

The immigration department of Canada, i.e. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) renew its Immigration Level Plan every year. This time around, the government has released the details of Canada Multiyear Immigration Plan (2020-22).  

As per this recently updated plan, Canada will invite 341,000 new immigrants in 2020. This target will increase to 351,000 in 2021 and by 2022, the target will further be raised to 3,61,000 immigrants.

Multiyear Immigration Plan (2020-2022)

Immigrant Category 2020 Target 2021 Target 2022 Target
Economic * Federal High Skilled 91,800 91,150 91,550
Federal Business 750 750 750
Economic Pilots: Caregivers. Agri-Food Immigration Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot 5,200 7,150 9,500
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. 5,000 5,000 5,000
Provincial/Territorial Nominee Program 67,800 71,300 73,000
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business. 25,250 To be determined To be determined
Total Economic 1,95,800 2,03,050 2,12,050
Family Spouses, Partners and Children 70,000 70,000 70,000
Parents and Grandparents 21,000 21,000 21,000
Total Family 91,000 91,000 91,000
Refugees and Protected Persons Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad 18,000 20,000 20,500
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted 10,700 10,950 11,450
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored 20,000 20,000 20,000
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred 1,000 1,000 1,000
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 49,700 51,950 52,950
Humanitarian and Other Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 4,500 5,000 5,000
Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions 3,41,000 3,51,000 3,61,000


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

Express Entry and PNP target- 2020

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

The combined target of both Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program is 159,600 invitations in 2020, i.e. just under 50 percent of total entries.

If you have any query, regarding the targets above or you want to apply for permanent residency to Canada this year, you may contact our Qualified Immigration Experts at Visas Avenue.

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