Canadian Government Planning to Welcome 1.3 Million Permanent Residents

Nov 2 2018

The Canadian Government has revealed its current plan of multi-year immigration levels, which is fixed to welcome 1.3 million new permanent residents over various categories of immigration by the end of 2021.

The plan updates its early targets for the years 2019 and 2020 and presents admissions targets details for Canada permanent resident status in the family class, economic, refugee and humanitarian categories of immigration.

The overall immigration objectives for 2019 and 2020 have been grown by 800 and 1,000, respectively. This plan also sets an overall goal of 350,000 new permanent residents in the year 2021, which the Canadian Government equates to approximately 1 percent growth of population.

As part of the refreshed multi-year plan, I.R.C.C has designated admissions to aim for 2021 that is 18% greater than that of 2018 for Express Entry-associated programs:

  • Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Changes Made to the 2019-2021 Plan of Canadian Immigration Levels

2019: The federal government intends to resettle a further 1,000 vulnerable girls and women as refugees. 800 admissions have increased the overall level’s aim for the Protected Persons and Refugees category.

2020: The Canadian Government has passed 700 admissions from the Referred Program of Blended Visa Office to the Government supported Refugee Program.

2021: I.R.C.C has also grown admissions allotted to the Economic Class by 6,500 from the prior multi-year plan and 2,500 to the categories of humanitarian immigration.

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