The Immigration Levels Plan acts as a guide for the number of immigrants Canada aims to welcome over the next three years.
Canada has just released its Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025.
Canada will aim to welcome 465,000 new immigrants in 2023.
The target will rise to 485,000 new immigrants in 2024.
It will further rise to 500,000 new immigrants 2025.
The targets for Express Entry landings (principal applicants, spouses, and dependents) will rise as follows:
82,880 in 2023
109,020 in 2024
114,000 in 2025
The PNP will remain Canada’s leading admissions program for economic class immigrants and targets will also increase to:
105,500 in 2023
110,000 in 2024
117,500 in 2025
Family Class sponsorship
80,000 new immigrants per year under the Spouses, Partners and Children program.
Targets for the Parents and Grandparents Program will rise to 28,500 in 2023, followed by 34,000 in 2024, and 36,000 in 2025.
Refugee and humanitarian class targets to decline
The overall refugee class target will be just over 76,000 new landings in each of 2023 and 2024, before dipping to 72,750 in 2025.
The same goes for the humanitarian class target which is declining from nearly 16,000 in 2023 to 8,000 in 2025.