Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship recently announced the Government of Canada’s immigration plan that will increase the number of permanent residents starting next year until 2020.
Starting with 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, and growing to 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020. I believed this is the highest number by far and the most ambitious immigration levels in Canadian immigration history.
Minister Hussen said “that this historic multi-year immigration levels plan will benefit all Canadians because immigrants will contribute their talents to support our economic growth and innovation, helping to keep our country at the forefront of the global economy.”With approximately 60 percent of the increase over the three year period, in the economic category, this plan aims at distributing the benefits of immigration across Canada, as a response to a unanimous request by provinces and territories earlier this fall.
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says that the increased levels will create the space needed to reduce backlogs and decrease processing times for families sponsoring spouses, children, parents, grandparents and caregivers. The 2018-2020 multi-year immigration levels plan also fulfills the government’s commitment to offer protection to those in need.
As per the Supplementary Information for the 2018-2020 Immigration Levels Plan you will find on the Table below the target 2018 number of permanent residents to be admitted by immigration category:
Hussen says the government plans to prioritize integration of immigrants, ensuring they have access to the resources they require to thrive. “The supports are there, and they will continue to be there and we are working very closely to the industry,” he said.
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Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)