Canada is planning to welcome 1,233,000 new permanent residents over the next three years in an effort to use immigration to fuel an economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and balance the potentially negative fiscal impacts shaped by Canada’s aging population and low birth rate.
These figures were released on October 30, 2020, by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino in Canada’s Immigration Levels Plans for 2021-2023.
Over the coming three years, Canada will aim to welcome the following level of new permanent residents:
2021: 401,000 immigrants
2022: 411,000 immigrants
2023: 421,000 immigrants
Some takeaways from the new Canadian Immigration Levels Plan:
– The majority of new permanent residents will come through economic pathways.
– Targets for family sponsorship immigration have increased
– Higher targets for refugees and asylum seekers
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