When everything seems to get shattered for a long time during the pandemic, Canada didn’t lose its hope. It aims to welcome around 401,000 immigrants in 2021, another 411,000 immigrants in 2022, and 421,000 immigrants in 2023 with the new Immigration Levels Plan. 

By declaring these figures, Canada intends to target the highest possible level of immigration in its history. By inviting a significant number of new permanent residents, Canada clears its path to become one of the world’s most welcoming countries.

Before this announcement, Canada welcomed approximately 400,000 immigrants in 1913 and admitted 401,000 newcomers throughout the year. After 1913, Canada never touched this figure.

The purpose of the Canada Multiyear Immigration Level Program (2021-2023) is to heartily welcome approx. 60% of all the immigrants who come under economic class. This is a rural immigration plan which includes Express Entry & Provincial Nominee Program. This program focuses on economic class immigration in Canada.

This Canada Immigration Plan for immigrants is essential and is followed sincerely because of the Canadian Government’s announcements each year. This annual Immigration plan Canada aims at welcoming an increasing number of new permanent residents. This whole plan also outlines all the categories Canada intends to admit the immigrants under.

With this immigration plan, Canada is willing to welcome immigrants in the following categories:

● Family

● Economic

● Refugee

● Humanitarian Grounds

● Compassionate Grounds

Economic Category Immigration
Family Immigration
Refugees immigration

In this year, 2020, on March 12, the Canadian Government declared to welcome more than one million immigrants or new permanent residents counting between 2020 to 2022. After a few days, Canada had to lockdown due to the rapidly rising pandemic, COVID-19.

That is the reason Canada would fall short of approx. 341,000 immigrants’ target this year. To cope with the situation, Canada has been introducing Express Entry Draws during the pandemic so that Canada may break its own Express Entry Record in 2020 itself.

Additionally, to focus on PNP immigration to Canada, Provincial Nominee Program draws are ongoing as well.

To invite overseas talent from all the nooks and corners of the world, Canada has developed this business plan in foreign worker immigration plan. Canada has introduced an efficient Immigration Levels Plan for compensating for the fall of immigration in 2020.

Why is Canada Willing to Maintain High Immigration Levels?

Canada is willingly maintaining high immigration levels to offset negative fiscal & economic impacts caused by its low birth rate and aging population. Canada, holding the oldest populations throughout the world, comprises approx. 18% of the population aging near 65 & above. Also, it showcases only 1.47 births per woman, which is a lower rate than other parts of the world.

That’s why, to overpower the challenges it’s facing in terms of economy, Canada’s Government is coming up with futuristic approaches. One of the apt ways to control these challenges is to welcome more immigrants to empower the economy and support the labor force.

Immigration in Canada During COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the disruption of coronavirus, the admission targets grew in Canada, but the total number of new permanents coming up to the country decreased significantly. There were 64% in aggregate less new permanent residents admitted in August 2020 than in August 2019.

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