The Federal Government Announces 2022-2024 Immigration Levels PlanFebruary 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.
|Refugees and Protected Persons||76,545||74,055||62,500|
|Humanitarian and Other||8,250||10,500||7,750|
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.