The year 2019 was an eventful one in terms of Canada immigration, with a number of developments favourable for immigration aspirants taking place. The year 2020 too would be a promising year for those who wish to move to Canada permanently, believes Canada immigration experts. This is especially possible with Canada having set ambitious targets for immigration for the next few years and plans to welcome around one million newcomers by 2021.
Now let’s look into the major developments in Canada migration expected to take place in 2020.
Express Entry immigration to Canada
The year 2019 was a busy one for Express Entry migration and the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) issued a total of 85300 Invitations in the year through the Express Entry draws that are conducted regularly. Canada has set higher immigration targets for 2020 and it is expected that Canada would invite more number of immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence in the country this year.
Provincial Nominee Programs
According to the Immigration Levels Plan of Canada for 2019-2021, the country will be admitting 67,800 immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Programs. It indicates an increase of 11 percent compared to 2019. Ontario has asked the federal government to double the number of economic immigrants the province can admit through its provincial nominee program. Other provinces are also expected to follow suit and make the efforts to have their immigration allocations increased in 2020.
Canada is increasingly giving importance to promote regional migration to the country. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot program was launched in 2017 as part of this goal. Through the program, almost 4000 more immigrants have come to Canada and settled in the four Atlantic provinces of the country. The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot launched in 2019 too is expected to become more active in 2020 with 11 designated communities having already started to admit newcomers through the program.
The Liberal Party has promised to introduce a new Municipal Nominee Program during their election campaigns. The program is expected to help municipalities to choose immigrants to settle down in their region based on their specific labour market needs. Though the government has not revealed much detail about the program, it is expected to become operational soon.
According to Canada immigration experts, the federal government is likely to make several major announcements regarding immigration in 2020 and these would be in favourable for those who wish to make Canada their permanent home. Contact the expert immigration consultants of CanApprove if you wish to migrate to Canada.