Canada Unveils its Historic Immigration Levels Plan

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October month is ending on a historic note with Canada releasing its Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023. 

It is for the first time that Canada will welcome over 400,000 immigrants for permanent residence every year till 2023. A snapshot of target levels is as below:

  • 2021: 401,000 immigrants for Canada PR
  • 2022: 411,000 immigrants for Canada PR
  • 2023: 421,000 immigrants for Canada PR

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Focus on Economic Immigration 

About 60% of all immigrants under the announced 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan will be under economic class programs, including Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program.

2021 2022 2023
Projected admissions-Targets 401,000 411,000 421,000
Federal economic, provincial/territorial nominees  208,500 213,900 217,500
Family Reunification  105,000 105,000 106,000


Earlier in March, just a week before the world went into lockdown, Canada pledged to welcome 341,000 new immigrants in 2020. Although the targets are unlike to be met, the Express Entry draw may cross 100,000 invitations to apply for Canada PR. 


Travel Restrictions Extended by One Month

Canada extends the ongoing travel restrictions by another month till November 30. These travel restrictions have been since March 18. Since then, several relaxations have been brought in place to avoid any adverse impact of immigration. 

Some people are exempt from travel restrictions. Refer exemption list here

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Public confidence in Canada for immigration is now at all-time high. Canada is looking to welcome more migrants to rebuild its economy and address the demography shock- old age and low birth rate. Canada is also ranked No.1 among top immigration destination ahead Australia at No 4 and the US at No. 6.  

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