It is now official by the release of federal government’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan that Canada will welcome over one million new permanent residents in the next three years.


The experts believe that the target set by Canada is quite realistic as past trends show that the country has welcomed 320,000 newcomers in 2018, and 341,000 immigrants in 2019.  


The current year-wise breakdown of admissions in 2020 stands at 341,000 immigrants, 351,000 in 2021, and upto 390,000 in 2022. 


Canada 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan





Federal High Skilled 91,800 91,150 91,550
Federal Business 750 750 750
Economic Pilots 5,200 7,150 9,500
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program 5,000 5,000 5,000
Provincial Nominee Program 67,800 71,300 73,000
Quebec Skilled Workers & Business 25,250 To be determined To be determined
Total Economic Immigration 195,800 203,050 212,050
Spouses, Parents & Children 70,000 70,000 70,000
Parents & Grandparents 21,000 21,000 21,000
Total Family Immigration 91,000 91,000 91,000


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Economic class immigration to Canada

Canada plans to welcome over 58% of target newcomers under the economic class through the likes of Express Entry programs, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Quebec’s programs, and other federal streams such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP). 


The rise in economic class immigration is targeted at nearly 10,000 immigrants each year. Also, intakes through PNP is set to rise by 20%. Canada is also planning to welcome more immigrants under various pilots as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot is set to become a permanent program. 


Business & Investor class under the federal immigration programs is pegged at a constant intake of 750 each year. 


Family class immigration to Canada

Nearly 26% of newcomers in Canada will be welcomed under the family class programs. The government has set the same target for family class immigration of 91,000 newcomers over the coming three years. 


Why should you immigrate to Canada?

The higher target levels of immigration are meant to alleviate the economic and fiscal pressures that Canada is facing due to its ageing population and low birth rate. In fact, economists have found that the 2019 global slowdown had negligible influence over the country due to rising immigration levels in Canada. 


Apart from the favourable immigration policies, occupations that received the highest number of ITAs for Canada PR in the past are: 


  • Retail & Wholesale Trade Manager
  • Supervisors, Supply chain, tracking, and scheduling cor-ordination
  • Software Engineers & Designers
  • Computer Programmers & Interactive Media developers
  • Advertising, Marketing, and Public relations managers
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Administrative assistants
  • Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • Social and Community Service Workers

Canada 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan seems favourable for aspiring immigrants to realize their dream to work & settle abroad permanently. Contact Canada Immigration Consultant for the latest information on Canada PR.

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