Canada Immigration Plan

In the latest update on Canadian immigration, the country is all set to announce its new immigration target for the years 2022-2024. The announcement was set to release in November 2021 but could not due to its September elections.

These immigration level plans for the years 2022-2024 will be announced on February 10, 2022.

Notice – Supplementary Information for the 2021-2023 Canada Immigration Levels Plan

October 30, 2020—Ottawa—Following the tabling of the 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pleased to release details on the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023. Canada aims to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in 2023.

2021-2023 Canada Immigration Levels Plan

Immigrant Category20212022Footnote 92023Footnote 9
TargetLow RangeHigh RangeTargetLow RangeHigh RangeTargetLow RangeHigh Range
 Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions401,000300,000410,000411,000320,000420,000421,000330,000430,000
EconomicFederal High SkilledFootnote 1108,50081,000110,250110,50096,250112,900113,750100,000114,500
Federal BusinessFootnote 21,0004001,2501,0002501,2501,0005001,250
Economic Pilots: CaregiversFootnote 3; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot8,5004,9009,25010,0004,50010,50010,2504,50011,000
Atlantic Immigration Pilot ProgramFootnote 46,0003,3006,2506,2503,0006,7506,5003,5006,750
Provincial Nominee Program80,80064,00081,50081,50063,60082,50083,00065,00084,000
Quebec Skilled Workers and BusinessFootnote 5See the Quebec immigration planTo be determinedTo be determined
Total EconomicFootnote 6232,500180,500237,000241,500199,000247,000249,500207,000253,500
FamilySpouses, Partners and Children80,00061,00081,00080,00060,00081,00081,00060,00082,000
Parents and Grandparents23,50015,00024,00023,50014,00024,00023,50014,00024,000
Total Family103,50076,000105,000103,50074,000105,000104,50074,000106,000
Refugees and Protected PersonsProtected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad23,50017,00025,00024,50019,00025,00025,00019,50025,500
Resettled Refugees – Government-AssistedFootnote 712,5007,50013,00012,5007,50013,00012,5008,40013,000
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored22,50014,90023,00022,50015,40023,00022,50015,50023,000
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred1,0001001,0001,0001001,0001,0001001,000
Total Refugees and Protected Persons59,50039,50062,00060,50042,00062,00061,00043,50062,500
Humanitarian and OtherTotal Humanitarian & Compassionate and OtherFootnote 85,5004,0006,0005,5005,0006,0006,0005,5008,000
French-speaking immigration admissions necessary to meet objective in Francophone Immigration Strategy (PDF, 582 KB)Footnote 104.4% of total admissions outside Quebec12,14416,544


Sean Fraser

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada

Speaking with Bloomberg, the minister said he is prepared to increase Canada’s immigration levels if it is necessary to address labor shortages. Canada is currently experiencing significant job shortages in large part due to fewer immigrants arriving from overseas amid the pandemic.

Sean Fraser is not satisfied even though IRCC landed 46,000 immigrants in Canada. He also stated that Canada is taking steps to achieve its 401,000 newcomer target in 2021. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) shows that 46,315 new permanent residents landed in October, and in September, 45,000 immigrants completed their landings.


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