Source: INC – Immigration News Canada and CIC News

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What is the new policy for Canadian immigration?

Canada to welcome nearly 1.5 million new immigrants (Permanent Residents) as per the new immigration levels plan 2023 – 2025.

Summarizing the plan, Canada will be aiming to welcome 465,000 permanent residents in 2023. Furthermore, these targets will keep on increasing annually until 2025.

Furthermore, 485,000 permanent residents will be welcomed in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025.

Highlights of New Immigration Levels plan 2023-2025 include

  • a long-term focus on economic growth, with slightly over 60% of economic admissions by 2025
  • using new Express Entry capabilities to welcome immigrants with the requisite skills and certifications in sectors suffering severe labour shortages such as health care, manufacturing, building trades, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • increases in regional programmes to address targeted local labour market needs, including the Provincial Nominee Program, the Atlantic Immigration Program, and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • reuniting more families faster
  • ensuring that at least 4.4% of new permanent residents outside Quebec are Francophone, and
  • providing a safe haven to those fleeing persecution, including by expanding the Economic Mobility Pathways.

Moreover, 3-year Immigration levels plan will be revised on November 1, 2023.