Canada To Invite 341,000 Immigrants in 2020

Canada will welcome more than one million new permanent residents in the next three years.

This was unveiled today in the federal government’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan.

UPDATE:

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 9, 2020

Provincial Nominee Program:

The number of invitations issued: 606.

https://www.canada.ca/en/

Canadian Experience Class:

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 9, 2020.

Canadian Experience Class:

Number of invitations issued: 3,294.

https://www.canada.ca/en/

In this post, we will show you all the ways available to join this stream. It is going to be evry comprehensive, so we are still writing it.

Canada continues its approach to gradually increase immigration levels. This is likely to give stakeholders time to adequately plan to support a larger population.

Whereas Canada welcomed 320,000 newcomers in 2018, and 341,000 immigrants in 2019, it is again targeting the admissions of 341,000 immigrants in 2020.

Canada To Invite 341,000 Immigrants in 2020

It is aiming to welcome an additional 351,000 in 2021, and another 361,000 in 2022. The plan provides Canada with the scope to welcome up to 390,000 immigrants in 2022.

The most significant revelation from the announcement is Canada’s target for 2022 since today is the first time such information has become publicly available.

In 2017, Canada reintroduced multi-year levels plans after the first attempt between 1982-1984 was disrupted by a recession.

The return to multi-year plans is meant to help stakeholders such as urban planners forecast what steps they need to take to support the economic and social integration of newcomers.

The higher levels are meant to alleviate the economic and fiscal pressures Canada is facing due to its aging population and low birth rate. More than 9 million Canadians will reach retirement age in the next decade which means Canada will become even more dependent on immigrants to maintain a healthy workforce and economy.

To see the options available, check this post.

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