In our city’s history, immigrants have always played an important role. They build our economic prosperity, diversify our culture, contribute to our social vitality.

Jim Watson
Mayor of Ottawa
OLIP helps to unite and share scarce resources for greater impact by working together in the field of student education.

Walter Piovesan
Associate Director of Education, Ottawa Carleton District School Board
The Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre is so happy to have joined the OLIP Health and Wellbeing Sector Table. It is clear that OLIP cares about immigrants and refugees and…

Wendy Tang, Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre
The target beneficiary of the work of OLIP is the whole community. In this short period we have planted together important seeds for Ottawa’s development.  

Dick Stewart
OLIP Council
Canada has been shaped by people who came from all over the world to build this country. WOW offers a platform for us to celebrate this history and the future it will help…

Alex Munter, Chair of the OLIP Council and President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
The OLIP Council is committed to leadership.  In only a few years, we have a common vision and priorities, and are up to the task of implementing the Ottawa Immigration Strategy.

Salimatou Diallo
OLIP Council Vice Chair, Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario
My nomination is an indication that our hard work in building Canada is recognized. All we do is to serve the community in return for embracing us when we needed it.  

Mehdi Mahdavi
Ottawa Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards Nominee
The City of Ottawa will continue to play a lead role in the implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy, just as we did in the founding of OLIP.

Steve Desroches
City Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Ottawa
The WOW seminar on immigrant women’s nutrition and health was a step in the right direction towards closing the gap between academic researchers and service providers.

Josephine Etowa
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
We are very pleased to have done the “Opportunity Cost of Not Investing in Interpretation” report – it is so important to have clarity on these challenges and…

Hindia Mohamoud, Director, OLIP

The Federal Government Announces 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan

February 16, 2022

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Canada’s plans to welcome 1,329,700 permanent residents over the next three years. For this year alone, Canada plans to welcome 431,645 permanent residents.

Overall, the 2022-2024 immigration levels plan sees an increase of almost 11% compared to 2021-2023 levels plan which targeted to welcome 1,200,000 permanent residents.

Here is a breakdown of the Immigration Levels Plan for 2022-2024:

  • 2022: 431,645 permanent residents
  • 2023: 447,055 permanent residents
  • 2024: 451,000 permanent residents

The majority of permanent residents will be admitted to Canada as economic immigrants.  Here is a breakdown of immigration categories.

Immigration Category 2022 2023 2024
Economic 241,850 253,000 267,750
Family 105,000 109,500 113,000
Refugees and Protected Persons 76,545 74,055 62,500
Humanitarian and Other 8,250 10,500 7,750
Total 431,645 447,055 451,000

 

The new immigration levels plan was announced on February 14, 2022, following the tabling of the 2021 Annual Report on Immigration to Parliament.  The report showed that Canada didn’t meet its target to welcome 341,000 permanent residents in 2020. That year, Canada welcomed 184,606 permanent residents – 45% fewer than was targeted.