Explaining Canadian immigration through Q&A will help you find answers to common concerns on why and how to plan for immigration.
Let’s begin with the ninth edition of FAQs on Canadian immigration by discussing the four most relevant topics.
Q1. Why immigrants should be optimistic about Canada’s economy?
Canada’s newcomer population is around 8 million (roughly 21.5%) of the total population (39 million people) and projected to rise as high as 34% by 2041. The country even recorded the highest job vacancies, about 957,500 jobs in the first quarter of 2022. Canada even targets to invite around 500,000 new immigrants annually in the next three years.
Even as the world is heading towards a possible recession, between now and 2025, Canada will be the most desirable place to migrate.
More than half (56.1%) of Canadian businesses in 2021 reported that their overall workforce was not fully proficient to perform their job at the required level. Not only newcomers will find exciting work and study opportunities in Canada, but even the country needs more foreign skilled workers to address skills gap in major sectors like healthcare and tech.
Welcoming more imimigrants will even help Canada’s economy fight back against aging demography and low birth rate.
Q2. Did intake targets rise for Canada Express Entry and PNP under the new Immigration Levels Plan 2023-25?
Yes, the new immigration levels plan 2023-25 rises intake targets under economic class programs like Canada Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expected to target a record-breaking 100,000 annual intakes through active Canada PNP alone. About 105,500 in 2023 are expected to receive invitations to apply for provincial nominations and subsequently, a chance to qualify for Canada permanent residency.
Canada Express Entry, especially Federal Skilled Worker Program suffered a major roadblock since pandemic-related travel restrictions in 2020. Intake levels under Express Entry will be 82,880 in 2023 and cross 100,000 from 2024 onwards.
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Q3. What is the road ahead for family sponsorship programs in Canada in next three years?
Canada released its latest three-year target plan on immigration intake in the first week of November. The country is planning to target 465,00 new immigrants in 2023, 485,000 new immigrants in 2024 and over 500,000 new immigrants in 2025.
About 24% of the total target is reserved for family class sponsorship programs alone. In fact, it is the second largest permanent residence class set out by the Immigration Levels Plan.
About 78,000 are set to arrive under the Spouses, Partners, and Children Program, and another 28,500 are set to arrive under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in 2023.
Subsequently, 80,000 and 82,000 new immigrants will be targeted under the Spouses, Partners, and Children Program in 2024 and 2025 respectively. The annual targets in 2024 and 2025 under the PGP would be increased to 34,000 and 36,000 respectively.
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Q4. Are native Canadian supportive of rising immigration?
Almost every report and survey released in recent years have shown native Canadians supportive of rising immigration levels in the country.
For example, this recently released survey report on Canadian immigration shows that the local population is more supportive of welcoming more immigrants than ever. It found upto 70% of Canadians disagree or strongly disagree when asked if Canada’s immigration levels were too high.
Such is the level of support for immigration in Canada!
Even across the political lines, the support for rise in immigration population in Canada in upcoming years is high. The overall support for elevated levels of immigration has increased among supporters of the various political parties since 2021: federal Liberal Party (up 4%), NDP (up 4%), and Green Party (up 19%), whereas Conservative party saw a slight decline.
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Canada is seeing the biggest rise in demand for augmenting the local workforce with foreign talent. It is supported by liberal immigration policies targeting upto 500000 new immigrants annually.
The future for economic-class immigration seems bright as 60% of the annual immigration targets will be coming from programs like Express Entry, and the Provincial Nominee Program.
And this is why we have come up with FAQs on Canadian immigration for you to comprehend your chances of qualifying sooner!
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