Canada raises immigration target plans to invite 485000 people in 2024-26

Canada raises immigration target plans to invite 485000 people in 2024-26

Breaking News: Canada announces ambitious Immigration Levels Plans for the next 3 years. The focus stays the same which is to invite 500,000 PR applicants each year. A notion shared by the last 2023-25 plan. However, for the current state, Canada raises immigration target plans to invite 485000 people in 2024-26.

The Immigration Levels Plan is Canada’s three-year plan to raise the selection of PR applicants. As per the same, each year on Nov 1, during the non-election season, the Immigration Minister is mandated to release the new plan. In the plan, targets are set as per the labour market needs and economic demands of the country.

Besides, just yesterday, the immigration minister shared the “An Immigration System for Canada’s Future” immigration strategy to enhance the immigration experience. So, looking at today’s Immigration Levels Plan 2024-26 the rise in the targets is expected.

The following table below shows the targets set for each Canadian immigration category such as Economic, Family, Refugees and Protected Persons, Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other.

 

Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other

 

Immigration Level Plan 2024-26: Key Highlights

Moreover, looking at the above data we can see the following key highlights:

  • Firstly, IRCC aims to select 485,000 people for permanent residency in Canada in 2024.
  • Secondly, after that, we can for the first time, see consistency in 2025-26 immigration targets.
    • For both years, IRCC chose to keep the target locked at 500,000.
  • Also, Canada’s infamous Express Entry (EE) System sees a rise in targets.
    • 2024 – 110,770
    • 2025 – 117,500
    • 2026 – 117,500
  • Besides, the equally famous Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is seeing a rise in immigration targets:
    • 2024 – 110,770
    • 2025 – 117,500
    • 2026 – 117,500
  • Moreover, the economic pilots are also seeing a rise in targets such as:
    • AIP: 2024 – 6500 | 2025 – 6500 | 2026 – 6500
    • RNIP + Agri-food pilot + EMP pathway + Caregivers: 2024 – 10,875 | 2025 – 14,750 | 2026 – 13,750
  • Further, the higher targets for Family programs (Spouses, Children, and Patents and Grandparents) are:
    • 2024 – 114,000
    • 2025 – 118,000
    • 2026 – 118,000
  • Refugees and protected persons too see a rise in selection for permanent residency
    • 2024 – 76,115
    • 2025 – 72,750
    • 2026 – 72,750
  • Finally, the humanitarian and compassionate category is set at:
  • 2024 – 13,750
  • 2025 – 8,000
  • 2026 – 8,000

 

How is the new immigration plan to invite 485000 people in 2024-26 beneficial for PR aspirants?

Canada raises immigration target plans to invite 485000 people in 2024-26. But such a raise has its reasons invested in the economic growth of Canada. 90% of economic growth is from foreign immigrants who are in and or enter Canada. The maple leaf country realises the same. And is consistently working towards increasing the flow of foreign workers.

However, the federal government also realises the challenges faced by new immigrants. Its latest immigration strategy highlights and shares solutions to the same.

As a result, when you know Canada is set to select 485,000 people for permanent residency, then why not apply now? In short, claim your PR visa now. Apply under the guidance of a CICC Licensed Immigration Consultant and raise your chances of visa approval.

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