Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
IRCC published the Immigration Levels Plan for 2022-2024
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published details on the government's immigration levels plan for 2022-2024 on February 14, 2022.
The government aims to admit 431,645 new permanent residents this year based on the new plan. Canada will welcome 447,055 newcomers in 2023 and 451,000 in 2024. In 2021, Canada welcomed a record number of immigrants including 405,000 new permanent residents.
In the next three years, Ottawa wants to accept even more newcomers to tackle the labour shortage issue in the country and increase the Canadian population. The government of Canada set a target to increase Francophone immigration to 4.4% of immigrants outside Quebec by 2023.
Based on the overall ranges for admissions outside of Quebec, this range indicates how many admissions will be required to meet that target in 2023 within the federal levels plan.
Every year, Canada continues its enduring tradition of welcoming newcomers from all over the world and offering protection to some of the world's most vulnerable people. However, immigration contributes significantly to the culture, economy, and population growth of Canada.