International media worldwide are taking note of Canada’s friendly stance toward immigration. Under the Multiyear Immigration Levels Plan, Canada aims to admit more than a million Permanent Residents in the next 3 years.
BBC and CNN have highlighted how Canada’s immigration target sets it apart on the global stage.
CNN pointed out Canada’s friendly immigration stance as compared to the restrictive policies of the US.
New York Times further argued that the US should emulate Canada for the sake of its economic health.
Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen said that growing economic immigration can help sustain Canada’s workforce. It can also support economic growth as well as spur innovation, as quoted by CIC News.
Canada aims to admit 350,000 Permanent Residents in the year 2021. This is equivalent to 1% of Canada’s population.
Under Canada’s Multiyear Immigration Levels Plan, Canada has an immigration target of 330,800 for 2019. For 2020 and 2021, the targets are 341,000 and 350,000 respectively.
60% of all new PRs who arrive in Canada in 2019 will do so through its economic immigration pathways. The Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Class collectively have a target of 81,400 for 2019.
The PNP is also expected to continue its noteworthy growth. From a PR admission target of 233 in 1996, the PNP has grown to a target of 55,000 in 2018. Canada’s PNP aims to admit 61,000 PRs in 2019. It is slated to further grow to a target of 67,800 in 2020 and 71,300 in 2021.
The Family Sponsorship Program of Canada has a target of 88,500 in 2019. The program includes spouses as well as common-law partners, children, parents, and grandparents. The targets for 2020 and 2021 is 91,000 each.
Canada also aims to admit 46,450 refugees and protected persons in 2019. The target for 2021 is 51,700.
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