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Canada to welcome 390,000 in 2022

Canada to welcome 390,000 in 2022

On March 12, the federal government of Canada announced its 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada might welcome up to 390,000 in 2022.

The 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan reveals that Canada might be well on its way to welcoming more than 1 million, that is about 1.14 million, new Canada permanent residents from now to 2022.

The announcement was in keeping with the approach of the Canada government to gradually increase the immigration levels so as to give the stakeholders time for effectively planning the assimilation of newcomers into Canada and providing adequate support to a larger population.

In 2019, Canada welcomed 341,000.

For 2020, the immigration level target is set at the admission of another 351,000.

While for 2022 the target is that of 361,000 immigrants, 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan has the scope for increasing the target to up to 390,000.

Canada’s Immigration Levels per year

Year Immigrants to be welcomed
2022 361,000

[Plan has scope to increase up to 390,000]

2021 351,000
2020 341,000
2019 330,800
2018 310,000

This is the first time that information regarding the target for 2022 has been made publicly available.

Immigrants, that too in large numbers, are required by Canada for dealing with the fiscal and economic stress that Canada is facing due to a low birth rate on one hand and an aging population on the other.

Of the immigrants to be inducted into Canada, a wide majority will be through economic immigration. Rest will be through family immigration or on humanitarian grounds.

Economic 58%
Family class 26%
Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds 16%

58% of the immigrants to Canada will be admitted through the economic class pathways. These include –

Express Entry programs
Provincial Nominee Program
Quebec Skilled Worker Program
Atlantic Immigration Pilot

It is projected that most of the growth will be through economic class immigration. The target for economic class to be increased by about 10,000 each year.

Additionally, Canada plans on increasing the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] admission target by 20% in 2022.

More immigrants will be inducted under various pilots. As many as 5,200 immigrants will be welcomed to Canada under pilots like the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot [RNIP] and the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot. Canada might well end up with doubling its immigrant intake under the pilot programs by 2022.

While the Atlantic Immigration Pilot [AIP] is all set to be made a permanent program, the AIP target is to be kept stable at 5,000 during the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan.

In view of the requirement for further consultation with the province of Quebec, the immigration levels for Quebec are yet to be determined for 2021 and 2022.

An overview of 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan

2020 2021 2022
Federal High Skilled 91,800 91,150 91,550
PNP 67,800 71,300 73,000
QSWP 25,250 To be decided To be decided
Atlantic Immigration Pilot [AIP] 5,000 5,000 5,000
Economic Pilots 5,200 7,150 9,500
Federal Business 750 750 750
Total Economic 195,800 203, 050 212,050
Spouses

Partners

Children

70,000 70,000 70,000
Parents

Grandparents

21,000 21,000 21,000
Total Family 91,000 91,000 91,000
Protected Persons in Canada

Dependents Abroad

18,000 20,000 20,500
Resettled Refugees [government assisted] 10,700 10,950 11,450
Resettled Refugees [privately sponsored] 20,000 20,000 20,000
Resettled Refugees [BVOR –Blended Visa-Office Referred] 1,000 1,000 1,000
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 49,700 51,950 52,950
Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 4,500 5,000 5,000
Overall Planned PR admissions 341,000 351,000 361,000

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