Canada Plans To Receive 500,000 Immigrants In 2025
In this blog, we will be looking at the Canadian Immigration PR Levels Plan 2023-2025 and its impact on the number of immigrants entering Canada in the coming years.
Canada has recently disclosed the Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025:
The Immigration Levels Plan demonstrates the number of immigrants Canada plans to receive by 2025.
Canada is aiming to welcome 465,000 new immigrants in 2023, and 485,000 new immigrants in 2024, which will further go up to 500,000 new immigrants in 2025.
In 2021, Canada broke its immigration record of all time by welcoming a historically high number of 405,000 immigrants. This year, Canada is aiming to welcome almost 432,000 immigrants.
The immigration objectives of Canada include reuniting families in Canada, growing the country’s economy, and giving shelter to refugees.
The Targets for PNP and Express Entry Expected to Increase
Many of the new permanent residents entering Canada use economic class programs such as the Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) and programs within the Express Entry.
The targets for Express Entry landings (dependents, principal applicants, and spouses) are expected to rise in the following manner:
- 82,880 in 2023;
- 109,020 in 2024, and;
- 114,000 in 2025.
The Provincial Nominee Program will continue to be the leading admissions program for economic-class immigrants in Canada and its targets will also rise to the following numbers:
- 105,500 in 2023;
- 110,000 in 2024,
- 117,500 in 2025.
More Admissions In Parents and Grandparents Program
After the economic class programs, the second-largest permanent residence class set out by the Immigration Levels Plan is family class sponsorship. IRCC has the mandate to reunite families and under the immigration programs of the family class, applicants get sponsored for permanent residence by children, spouses, partners, or any other family member.
Through the Spouses, Partners, and Children program, nearly 80,000 new immigrants are expected to enter Canada per year.
The Parents and Grandparents Program targets will increase to 28,500 in 2023, which will increase to 34,000 in 2024, and 36,000 in 2025.
Targets for Refugee and Humanitarian Class Expected to Reduce
The Immigration Levels Plan has an allocation for refugees and humanitarian class immigrants as well. Canada is well known for granting asylums to people who have suffered a humanitarian crisis and are vulnerable in their home countries.
Canada presently has high targets for the humanitarian class because of its continuous efforts to welcome nearly 40,000 Afghan refugees and to complete several other campaigns.
The refugee class target will be 76,000 new landings per year for 2023 and 2024 and will drop to 72,750 in 2025.
The humanitarian class target will similarly drop, from almost 16,000 in 2023 to only 8,000 in 2025.
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