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Canada Immigration Plan 2018-2020

Canadian government is going to invite nearly one million immigrants in by 2020, i.e. in next 3 years. This plan was revealed in the Multi-year immigration plan tabled by Canadian federal government in the parliament. About one million people expected to enter Canada by 2020, under Economic immigration program, family class immigration, and refugees.

As per the multiyear immigration plan, 310,000 immigrants are likely to be invited in 2018, and the number may further rise to 330,000 in 2019 and subsequently, 340,000 in 2020. The target for every immigration category has been decided and presented to the house of common.

Canada Multiyear Immigration Plan (2018-2020) 

Canada Immigration in 2018

Canada immigration is going to be sensational in the year 2018 with significantly increased immigration target this year. Last year, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) made significant reduction in the qualifying marks (CRS score Requirement) to invite more and more applicants via Federal Express Entry system.

This year too, the express entry draws are likely to be somewhat similar. IRCC plans to invite about 74,900 immigrants through express entry with an increase of 4 percent compared to last year. The immigration target for Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) has also been increased by the government as in the year 2018, IRCC is going to accept 55,000 people as permanent residents through Provincial Nominee Programs. The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) has the 3rd highest target for economic immigration, after express entry and PNPs. The QSWP will admit 28,900 people under skilled worker business category in the year 2018.

Canada Immigration Plan- 2018 (Economic Immigration)

The other immigration categories, i.e. Caregivers, Federal Business and Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has got relatively lower immigration target compared to the former three immigration programs.

Express Entry Immigration Target

Year Target Target Increase
2017 71,700*
2018 74,900 3,200 (4%)
2019 81,400 6,700 (9%)
2020 85,800 4,400 (5%)


Immigration Target for Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Year Low High Target Target Increase
2017 49,000 54,000 51,000
2018 53,000 57,400 55,000 4,000 (8%)
2019 57,000 63,500 61,000 6,000 (11%)
2020 62,000 68,500 67,800 6,800 (11%)


Are you planning to move to Canada in 2018?

Well, if you are planning to move to Canada for a long time, year 2018 is the best time to apply for the same in view of massive immigration plan of Canada this year and in years to come.

If you need any advice, assistance, or support to apply Permanent residency in Canada through Express Entry, PNP, QSWP or any other immigration program of Canada, you may contact certified Canada migration expert at Visas Avenue by calling on Visas Avenue Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


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