Canada Unveils Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026: Key Figures and Targets

Posted by in CIC News, on November 1, 2023

Canada’s commitment to immigration remains resolute as the country introduces its Immigration Levels Plan for 2024-2026, reaffirming its goal to welcome a substantial number of immigrants each year. The recently released plan maintains the immigration targets consistent with the prior 2023-2025 plan, with a detailed breakdown across various classes and programs over the three-year period.

Unchanged Immigration Targets

According to the new plan, Canada’s immigration levels will stay steady, targeting the admission of 485,000 newcomers in 2024, followed by 500,000 immigrants annually in both 2025 and 2026. These figures mirror the projections outlined in the earlier Immigration Levels Plan, demonstrating Canada’s continued commitment to a robust and inclusive immigration policy.

Breakdown of Immigration Targets

In the economic class, Canada is aiming to welcome approximately 281,135 immigrants in 2024, constituting 58% of the annual target. This number is set to increase to 301,250 immigrants by 2026, representing 60% of the annual target. The family class, with a target of 114,000 immigrants in 2024, is expected to rise to 118,000 immigrants by 2026, making up 24% of all admissions.

Humanitarian admissions, covering refugees, protected individuals, and those admitted on compassionate grounds, are anticipated to account for 19% of all admissions, with a target of 89,865 immigrants in 2024, declining to 80,832 immigrants by 2026, constituting 16% of admissions.

The Express Entry program, a pivotal pathway for skilled workers, is expected to welcome 110,700 permanent residents in 2024, with an increase to 117,500 immigrants in both 2025 and 2026. Moreover, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) aims to admit 110,000 immigrants in 2024, rising to 120,000 in both 2025 and 2026.

Additionally, the Spousal, Partner, and Children sponsorship program targets 82,000 admissions in 2024, with a gradual increase to 84,000 immigrants in both 2025 and 2026. Similarly, the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) is set to welcome 32,000 immigrants in 2024, followed by 34,000 immigrants annually in both 2025 and 2026.

These targets represent Canada’s ongoing dedication to diverse and inclusive immigration, emphasizing the country’s commitment to harnessing the economic and social benefits brought forth by a robust and welcoming immigration system. As the world watches, Canada continues to stand as a beacon of hope and opportunity for immigrants from around the globe.

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