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Canada’s Multi-Year Immigration Plan 2020-2022

By Ella Bergquist March 17, 2020 (Updated April 27, 2020) 1 min. read
Canada Multi-Year Plan

The details of Canada’s Multi-Year Immigration Levels Plan has been announced with exciting news!

Canada plans on welcoming more than one million new permanent residents over the next three years. Each year the annual number of newcomers will increase which will inevitably make the highest level of immigration levels in modern history for Canada.

Over the next three years, the number of immigrants allowed permanent residency will increase allowing more time for the country to adapt and support this larger population.

Due to Canada’s aging population and low birth rate this plan is meant to boost the economy and keep Canada growing!

How Many Immigrants Get Permanent Residency in Canada?

Year Number of Immigrants
2018320,000
2019341,000
2020341,000
2021351,000
2022361,000

2020 – 2022 Immigration Levels Plan

Immigrant Category202020212022
EconomicFederal High Skilled (Express Entry)91,80091,15091,550
Federal Business750750750
Economic Pilots: Caregivers, Agri-Food Immigration Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot5,2007,1509,500
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program5,0005,0005,000
Provincial/Territorial Nominee Program67,80071,30073,000
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business35,250TBDTBD
TOTAL Economic195,800203,050212,050
FamilySpouses, Partners, and Children70,00070,00070,000
Parents and Grandparents21,00021,00021,000
TOTAL Family195,800203,050212,050
Refugees and Protected PersonsProtected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad18,00020,00020,500
Resettled Refugees – Government Assisted10,70010,95011,450
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored20,00020,00020,000
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred1,0001,0001,000
TOTAL Refugees and Protected Persons49,70051,95052,950
Humanitarian and OtherTotal Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other4,5005,0005,000
OVERALL planned Permanent Resident Admissions341,000351,00361,000

Economic Categories Dominate Canada’s PR Levels

As you can see in the chart, Economic Category has the most immigrants throughout the next three years accepted. Programs like the Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, etc. cover 58% of the immigrants in the Multi-Level Plan.

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada and become a Permanent Resident applying to one of these Economic categories will be your best chance of being accepted due to the higher acceptance numbers.

New Plan Caters to Labour Marker Needs

Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicno spoke on the new plan:

“Our plan will benefit all Canadians because immigration drives economic growth, contributes to our diversity, spurs innovation, and helps employers across the country access the talent that they need to succeed and to thrive,” Minister Mendicino described. “With increased space for the Provincial Nominee Program, a permanent Atlantic Immigration Program, and the Agri-food and Rural and Northern Immigration pilots, the levels plan directly addresses labour market needs across Canada.”

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