Canada Immigration Plan for 2020-22

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Canada released new Immigration plan for 2020-22 to welcome 341,000 new permanent residents in 2020, 351,000 in 2021, and 361,000 in 2022.

It mean Canada will welcome more than one million new permanent residents in the next three years. Canada continues its approach to gradually increase immigration levels.

Whereas Canada welcomed 320,000 newcomers in 2018, and 341,000 immigrants in 2019, it is again targeting the admissions of 341,000 immigrants in 2020.

The return to multi-year plans is meant to help stakeholders such as urban planners forecast what steps they need to take to support the economic and social integration of newcomers by Canada Immigration level plan 2020-22.

Summary of adjustments to levels targets in 2020 and 2021

  • 2020: The plan maintains overall admissions as well as total admissions by class, per what was tabled in the previous levels plan.
  • 2021: The plan increases the Economic and Refugee Classes by a total of 1,000 admissions, compared to the previous levels plan.
2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan
2020 2021 2022
Target Low Range High Range Target Low Range High Range Target Low Range High Range
Federal High Skilled 91,800 88,500 100,000 91,150 89,300 100,000 91,550 88,800 100,600
Federal Business 750 500 1,400 750 500 1,500 750 500 1,500
Economic Pilots 5,200 4,100 6,500 7,150 5,100 9,200 9,500 6,300 11,300
Atlantic Pilot Program 5,000 3,000 5,500 5,000 3,500 6,000 5,000 4,000 6,500
Provincial/

Territorial Nominee Program

67,800 65,500 74,000 71,300 67,200 74,800 73,000 70,000 76,000
Quebec Skilled Workers & Business 25,250 24,900 25,600 To be determined To be determined
Total Economic 195,800 186,500 213,000 203,050 192,500 220,000 212,050 201,000 229,000
Spouses, Partners and Children 70,000 65,500 72,000 70,000 68,000 74,000 70,000 68,000 74,000
Parents and Grandparents 21,000 19,000 24,000 21,000 19,000 24,000 21,000 19,000 24,000
Total Family 91,000 84,500 96,000 91,000 87,000 98,000 91,000 87,000 98,000
Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad 18,000 17,500 23,000 20,000 18,500 23,500 20,500 19,500 24,000
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted 10,700 10,500 11,500 10,950 10,500 11,500 11,450 11,000 12,000
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored 20,000 16,700 20,500 20,000 16,700 20,500 20,000 16,700 20,500
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred 1,000 300 1,000 1,000 300 1,000 1,000 300 1,000
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 49,700 45,000 56,000 51,950 46,000 56,500 52,950 47,500 57,500
Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 4,500 4,000 5,000 5,000 4,500 5,500 5,000 4,500 5,500
Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions 341,000 320,000 370,000 351,000 330,000 380,000 361,000 340,000 390,000

 

Source: Notice – Supplementary Information 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan

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