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
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 work and expertise that OLIP brings to our community is so important as it helps us to build bridges and break down silos.  I look forward to our continued work together. 

Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
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 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
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 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
I’m really impressed with the level of energy and commitment around the Health and Wellbeing table and look forward to continuing collaboration between OLIP and OPH.

Marcela Tapia
Ottawa Public Health
All the WOW events that I went to were great – WOW does give a sense of a community trying to improve its attraction and retention!

Caroline Andrew
Professor, University of Ottawa
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

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.