SWIC Immigration

News Update February 14th 2022

New Immigration Plan to fill labour market shortages and grow Canada’s economy


 

The Canadian Government announced their new Immigration level plan for 2022 through 2024. Canada is looking to welcome 432,000 Immigrants in 2022. This is up 22,000 from the original target of 411,000 that was previously stated.

Over the next 3 years Canada’s Target are the following:

·       431,645 Permanent Residence in 2022

·       447,055 Permanent Residence in 2022

·       451,000 Permanent Residence in 2022

The Level plan indicates the number of Immigrants Canada is looking to welcome under its various federal, provincial, and territorial programs.

 

2022

2023

2024

Economic

241,850

56%

253,00

57%

267,750

59%

Family

105,000

24%

109,500

24%

113,000

25%

Refugee

76,545

18%

74,055

17%

62,500

14%

Humanitarian

8,250

2%

10,500

2%

7,750

2%

Total

431,645

100%

447,055

100%

451,000

100%

 

The Economic Immigrants categories include the following:

·       Federal high skilled

·       Federal Economic Public Polices

·       Federal Business

·       Economic Pilots: Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; Economic Mobility Pathways Project

·       Atlantic Immigration Program

·       Provincial Nominee Program

·       Quebec Skilled Workers and Business

Within the next 3 years the majority of the attention will be on the Provincial Nominee Program. In 2022 they will be accepting a total of 83,500 followed by 86,000 in 2023 and 93,000 in 2024.

The family class includes Spouses, Partners, Children, Parents & Grandparents. Canada will be accepting over 100,000 a year which is between 24-25% each year. Followed by the last two categories which are the Refugee and Humanitarian which equates to 20% in 2022.

Canada is looking to use these immigration numbers to help decrease the labor shortages caused by the Covid - 19 Pandemic. Due to the Pandemic there is large numbers of shortages in almost all industries in Canada. In Addition, Immigration will help the Economic Growth.


 

2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan

Immigrant Category 2022 2023 2024
Target Low Range High Range Target Low Range High Range Target Low Range High Range
  Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions 431,645 360,000 445,000 447,055 380,000 465,000 451,000 390,000 475,000
Economic Federal High Skilled 55,900 52,000 64,000 75,750 63,000 84,000 111,500 91,000 118,000
Federal Economic Public Policies 40,000 30,000 48,000 32,000 25,000 42,000 - - -
Federal Business 1,000 800 1,500 1,000 800 1,500 1,500 1,000 2,000
Economic Pilots: Caregivers; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; Economic Mobility Pathways Project 10,250 4,000 10,500 11,250 7,000 18,000 12,750 8,000 20,000
Atlantic Immigration Program 6,250 4,000 8,000 6,500 4,000 10,000 6,500 4,000 12,000
Provincial Nominee Program 83,500 80,000 95,000 86,000 82,000 95,000 93,000 88,000 98,000
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business See the Quebec immigration plan To be determined To be determined
Total Economic 241,850 210,000 248,000 253,000 222,000 259,000 267,750 235,000 273,000
Family Spouses, Partners and Children 80,000 68,000 81,000 81,000 70,000 84,000 81,000 70,000 84,000
Parents and Grandparents 25,000 19,000 31,000 28,500 22,000 38,000 32,000 27,000 43,000
Total Family 105,000 90,000 109,000 109,500 94,000 113,000 113,000 99,000 117,000
Refugees and Protected Persons Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad 24,500 20,000 27,500 25,000 20,500 28,000 25,500 21,000 28,500
Resettled Refugees - Government-Assisted 19,790 15,500 24,000 17,260 13,500 26,000 13,000 10,000 19,500
Resettled Refugees - Privately Sponsored 31,255 19,000 34,000 30,795 19,400 34,000 23,000 15,500 28,000
Resettled Refugees - Blended Visa Office-Referred 1,000 100 1,100 1,000 100 1,100 1,000 100 1,100
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 76,545 55,000 79,500 74,055 57,000 82,000 62,500 50,000 75,500
Humanitarian and Other Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 8,250 5,000 8,500 10,500 7,000 11,000 7,750 6,000 9,500
French-speaking immigration admissions necessary to meet 2023 objective in Francophone Immigration Strategy (PDF, 582 KB) 14,014 17,886