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On 30th October 2020, the Canadian Government announced its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada aims to add more heads under Canada PR – 401,000 immigrants in 2021, 411,000 immigrants in 2022, and 421,000 immigrants in 2023. In Canada’s immigration history, this is the second time Canada aims to target the highest level of immigrants.

Back in the year 1913, Canada targeted about 400,000 immigrants and welcomed nearly 401,000 newcomers. After achieving this massive number of immigrants in the 1900s, Canada aims to add more immigrants. As stated by E.L. Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, Canada is a safe country that welcomes immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Immigrants entering Canada bring their culture and heritage and use their talent, perspectives, and ideas in nurturing Canada.

Canada relies on immigration to increase and sustain its economy and increase the nation’s population. Few individuals enter Canada for temporary stay under temporary foreign workers visas, visitor visas, or to study in the country under a Canada study permit. Irrespective of their status to reside in Canada, they all contribute to increasing Canada’s economy by utilizing different sectors’ services.

As per the prediction, by the 2030s, Canada’s population growth will entirely rely on immigration. The immigration target set for 2020-2022 was to welcome 341,000 new immigration. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the figures were impacted, and the total number of newcomers was affected. To compensate for these figures, the Canadian Government introduced 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plans, which is viewed as the most ambitious immigration target in Canada immigration history.

2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan

Immigrant Category

2021

2022

2023

401,000

411,000

421,000

Economic

Federal High Skilled [FSWP, FSTP, CEC]

108,500

110,500

113,750

Federal Business [Start-up Visa Program and the Self-employed Persons Program]

1,000

1,000

1,000

AFP, RNIP, Caregivers

8,500

10,000

10,250

AIPP

6,000

6,250

6,500

PNP

80,800

81,500

83,000

Quebec Skilled Workers and Business Between 26,500 to 31,200 CSQ’s to be issued To be determined To be determined
Total Economic

232,500

241,500

249,500

Family Spouses, Partners and Children

80,000

80,000

81,000

Parents and Grandparents

23,500

23,500

23,500

Total Family

103,500

103,500

104,500

Total Refugees and Protected Persons

59,500

60,500

61,000

Total Humanitarian and Other

5,500

5,500

6,000

Short forms used in above table

Full Forms

FSWP Federal Skilled Worker Program
FSTP Federal Skilled Trades Program
CEC Canadian Experience Class
AFP Agri-Food Pilot
RNIP Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
AIPP Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
CSQ Certificate de selection du Quebec

2021-2023 Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan is developed based on the Covid-19 pandemics situation and its consequences on Canada PR’s admission. The 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan aims to bolster the Canadian economy by filling job vacancies created due to border closed after the Covid-19 pandemic.

One in three Canadians is an immigrant as Canada regularly welcomes newcomers. It marked a population growth with an increase of 1.4% in 2018 and 2019. More than 80 percent of the population growth was due to immigration.

Why Canada values Immigration?

Canada welcomes newcomers to increase its economy. Canada’s population incorporates a more ageing population, and Canada also faces a low birth rate. Canada’s 18 percent population belongs to people aged above 65 years. The country faces the lowest birth rates at 1.47 birth per woman. With these statistics, Canada will face adverse economic problems shortly. Welcoming newcomers to support the economy by working in different sectors, international students who contribute to the educational sector and visitors who contribute to the travel and tourism sector will increase the Canadian economy, which can solve these challenges.

If you are looking for Canada immigration, do not hesitate to contact the regulated Canada immigration consultants at Elaar Immigration.

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