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December 29, 2023

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Immigration Level plan for Canada

Canada announces Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026

Canada released its Immigration Levels Plan 2024-26 which lists the guidelines regarding the number of permanent residents who will be invited to Canada in the next three years under each of the three immigration classes: economic, family, and humanitarian.

Canada’s immigration levels will remain unchanged from its current targets. In 2024, the country will target the admission of 485,000 new immigrants. In 2025 and 2026, Canada will look to welcome 500,000 new immigrants in each year.

The targets are the same as those announced under the Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025. The new information released today is the 2026 target, as well as updates to the levels of immigrants that will be admitted under each class and program between 2024-2026.

Express Entry and PNP targets to rise.

In 2024, the Express Entry target will be 110,700 permanent resident admissions, but it will increase to 117,500 in 2025 and 2026 each year. On the other hand, the Provincial Nominee Program target will be 110,000 immigrants in 2024, but in 2025 and 2026, it will rise to 120,000 in each year.

The goal of the Spousal, Partner, and Children sponsorship is to admit 82,000 people in 2024; in 2025 and 2026, this number will increase to 84,000. In the meantime, the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) aims to welcome 32,000 newcomers in 2024, with an additional 34,000 in 2025 and 2026.

Minister Miller to address the 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan and Annual Report

The Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 comes only a day after Immigration Minister Marc Miller acknowledged shortcomings in the country’s immigration system and ensured to overhaul the system.

“IRCC has been engaging with stakeholders and the public throughout the year to help shape the future of a stronger immigration system,” the Canadian immigration minister said.

Soon after Millers’ announcement, IRCC released its new strategic report so that stakeholders were informed of the department’s intentions.

IRCC said it is working to better align immigration with the labour market, modernize the application process, enhance application processing standards, support smaller communities in attracting newcomers, and promote French-speaking immigration throughout Canada.

Balancing Service Needs with Infrastructure Challenges

This news builds on Minister Miller’s recent release of the Immigration System for Canada’s Future report. The report shows how the federal government plans to help businesses and communities grow through a stronger immigration system that adds to Canada’s economic growth.

Key measures noted in the report of Immigration plan

  • Reducing wait times through improved processing capacity and new digital tools
  • Strengthening partnerships with organizations that rely on immigration, while building trust with measures like document authentication and a Recognized Employer Pilot
  • Making it easier to find key information online
  • Building an advisory body with lived experience in immigration to guide new policies
  • Providing more support to small- and medium-sized companies interested in hiring international talent

Get in touch with SPS Canada

Receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration. get in touch with us, experienced immigration consultants from SPS Canada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada) or support.amd@spscanada.com

(Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1)905-362-9393 (Canada) or +919586226232 (Ahmedabad).


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