Canada’s 2020-22 Immigration Levels Plan to welcome over one million immigrants

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:54:44 +0000

The Minister of Immigration, Marco Mendicino tabled the 2019 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration last week. The report sets out information on the numbers of temporary residents and permanent residents in 2018 and in addition, provides information on the Government of Canada Immigration Levels Plan for 2020-2022.

Key highlights from the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan

According to the newly released plan, Canada will welcome just over one million immigrants in the next three years – with 341,000 new permanent residents in 2020, 351,000 in 2021, and 361,000 in 2022.

Each year, a majority of these immigrants – approximately 57 per cent, will be welcomed as economic migrants through a variety of programmes at the Federal and Provincial levels.

Family class immigration, which includes spouses, partners and children, and parents and grandparents will welcome 91,000 immigrants in each of the three years (close to 26 per cent every year). Canada will also continue to welcome refugees and protected persons and others on humanitarian grounds. For a complete breakdown of 2020-2022 numbers, please visit the Government of Canada website here.

Highlights from immigration numbers in 2018

  • In 2018, 6,024,233 travel documents were issued to visitors, workers and students, and 321,035 permanent residents were admitted
  • 84,229 temporary foreign worker permits were issued.
  • 696,139 work and study permits were issued.
  • 510,000 individuals accessed at least one settlement service.
  • 92% of settlement clients have a strong sense of belonging in Canada.
  • 28,076 refugees were resettled in Canada, the highest number of any country in the world.
  • More than 721 000 international permit holders.
  • 53,805 individuals who were ever international students became permanent residents.
  • 85,179 family members were reunited.
  • 62,427 individuals were admitted under the Provincial Nominee Program.
  • 58% of all permanent residents were admitted under the economic class.

For more information about 2018 numbers visit the Government of Canada website here.