Canada to welcome nearly 432,000 new permanent residents in 2022

Canada announced its 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan on February 14. Over the next three years, the Canadian government intends to pursue ambitious immigration targets of over 1.3 million immigrants, broken down as follows::

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

According to the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan, close to 242,000 of all immigrants will arrive through economic class programs, including Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program as well as and the Temporary to Permanent Residence stream that was launched 2021.

The plan also supports family reunification and enables the government to meet its humanitarian objectives. Some 80,000 people are expected to come under the Spouses, Partners and Children programs, and 25,000 under the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) program. Canada will also welcome over 80,000 immigrants under its humanitarian and refugee programs.

In 2021, IRCC exceeded its target of 401,000 and welcomed more than 405,000 new permanent residents – a record number for a single year in Canadian history.

Canada’s 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan

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