Canada has set an even higher bar, as it will look to welcome 451,000 new immigrants by 2024.
The Canadian government has just announced its Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024.
Canada is increasing its immigration targets yet again. It will look to welcome almost 432,000 new immigrants this year instead of its initial plan to welcome 411,000 newcomers.
The announcement came today at approximately 3:35 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Over the coming three years, Canada will target the following number of new immigrant landings:
2022: 431,645 permanent residents
2023: 447,055 permanent residents
2024: 451,000 permanent residents
In 2022, some 56 per cent of new immigrants will arrive under economic class pathways such as Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program, and the Temporary to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) stream that was available in 2021.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be the main admissions program for economic class immigrants with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) looking to land 83,500 newcomers via the PNP in 2022. IRCC has cut Express Entry admissions in half for this year but aims to return to normal Express Entry admissions levels by 2024 when it targets the arrival of 111,5000 Express Entry immigrants then.