Canada Immigration Levels Plan to Welcome 1 Million Newcomers in 3 Years -29th February, 2020

Canada Immigration Levels Plan to Welcome 1 Million Newcomers in 3 Years
Marco Mendicino, Canadian Immigration Minister will table his initial plan on immigration levels to parliament in March 2020, highlighting more than 1 million permanent residents between 2020 & 2022. Mendicino made his initial principal policy speech in Toronto on 29 Feb, outlaying his strategy for Canada immigration over the subsequent three years.

Even though the speech, delivered at Toronto’s Canadian Club, highlighted no breakdown of numbers, it is clear that the man who took the position after Ahmed Hussen has continued in the same style as his predecessor.

Mendicino spoke about how Canada requires immigration to grow its economy, and handle a shrinking labor market and aging population.

As the population ages and a high number of individuals retire, the nation is relying on a smaller labor force to manage government expenditure, Mendicino stated. He pointed out that as individuals get older; they need more access to government services like health care, which increases costs.

Mendicino, the Immigration Minister said that immigration is the best solution. Canada has delivered it a central policy to bring young, well-educated and experienced immigrants to fill the gaps in the labor force.

Immigration presently accounts for 80% of the Canadian population increase, and that proportion is expected to increase in the near future.

During his speech, Mendicino announced Canada projects to welcome above one million newcomers between now and the close of 2022, pushing yearly immigration levels up and above the 350,000.

Canadian 2020-2021 Plan of Immigration Levels

Immigration category

Category

2020 – Target

2021 – Target

Economic

Federal High Skilled

85,800

88,800

 

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

4,000

TBD

 

Caregivers

5,000

TBD

 

Federal Business

700

700

 

Provincial Nominee Program

67,800

71,300

 

Quebec Skilled Workers and Business

TBD

TBD

 

Total Economic

195,800

202,300

Family

Spouses, Partners, and Children

70,000

70,000

 

Parents and Grandparents

21,000

21,000

 

Total Family

91,000

91,000

Refugees and Protected Persons

Protected Persons in Canada & Dependents Abroad

18,000

20,000

 

Resettled Refugees – Government Assisted

10,700

10,700

 

Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office Referred

1,000

1,000

 

Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored

20,000

20,000

 

Total Refugees and Protected Persons

49,700

51,700

Humanitarian and Other

Total Humanitarian & Other

4,500

5,000

Overall Planned Permanent Admissions

341,000

350,000

Canada’s extremely thriving Express Entry system is to remain as the most prominent way of welcoming skilled newcomers through the three economic immigration classes.

Mendicino was pointed out that 95% of those welcomed through Express Entry is employed, and 80% of those in their areas of specialization.

He also emphasized the role of other programs like Global Talent Stream in welcoming the latest skilled immigrant workers, who can become Canadian permanent residents by Express Entry.

Mendicino also mentioned the Rural & Northern Immigration and Atlantic Immigration Pilots in supporting new immigrants to spread out throughout Canada and not concentrate in significant urban areas such as Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.

The Canadian immigration system has been praised as one of the greatest in the globe, and Mendicino aims to keep it that way.

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