Canadian Government has an Impressive Immigration Levels Plan for Future -23rd August, 2019

Canadian Government has an Impressive Immigration Levels Plan
Canada is in the process of bringing out a controlled, staged improvement in its levels of immigration that will notice higher than one million immigrants welcomed over the following years in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The Liberal government set 300,000 immigrants every year as the ‘new normal’ since getting power in 2015. Earlier, yearly immigration numbers had been in the range of 250,000 to 270,000.

Canada to Welcome 350,000 Newcomers Yearly by 2021. Over the following three years, the numbers are assumed to grow, beginning with a projected 330,800 immigrants in 2019, 341,000 immigrants in 2020, and 350,000 immigrants in 2021. The plan on immigration levels was published in October 2018.

Canada Immigration Levels Plan on Economic Immigrants 

Economic immigrants are the backbone of the Canadian immigration levels plan. The category comprises skilled federal immigrants welcomed by Federal Express Entry, as well as business immigrants, Quebec immigrants, and PNP immigrants.

Canada assumes to welcome 191,600 economic immigrants in the year 2019, 195,800 in the year 2020 and 202,300 in the year 2021.

Breakdown of Economic Immigrants

Immigration category

Category

2019 – Target

2020 – Target

2021 – Target

Economic

Federal High Skilled

81,400

85,800

88,800

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

2,000

4,000

TBD

Caregivers

14,000

5,000

TBD

Federal Business

700

700

700

Provincial Nominee Program

61,000

67,800

71,300

Quebec Skilled Workers and Business

TBD

TBD

TBD

Total Economic

191,600

195,800

202,300

Canada Immigration Levels Plan on Family Class Immigrants

Following economic immigrants, immigrants in the family class are the second biggest group. Canadian family reunion sponsorship program covers partners, spouses, parents, children, and grandparents.

While this category will see progress over the following three years, they are not as high as the economic immigration progress. Canada plans to welcome a high number of 88,500 family class immigrants in the year 2019, 91,000 in 2020 and 91,000 again in the year 2021.

Breakdown of Family Class Immigrants

Immigration category

Category

2019 Target

2020 Target

2021 Target

Family

Spouses, Partners, and Children

68,000

70,000

70,000

Parents and Grandparents

20,500

21,000

21,000

Total Family

88,500

91,000

91,000

Canada Immigration Levels Plan on Humanitarian Immigrants

Canadian immigration levels plan involves one more category, specifically ‘Humanitarian and Other.’ This special category is for those who do not come into any of the above-mentioned categories.

Applicants in this category are greeted at the responsibility of the federal government.

Category

2019 Target

2020 Target

2021 Target

Humanitarian & Other

3,500

4,250

4,500

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