New Level Plans for Canada 2024 – 2026.

Explore opportunities of the New 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan in Canada.

Canada’s Immigration Minister Marc Miller, has announced new immigration level plans for 2024 – 2026.

Immigrant Category202420252026
TargetTargetTarget
Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions485,000500,000500,000
EconomicFederal High Skilled110,770117,500117,500
Federal Economic Public Policies
Federal Business5,0006,0006,000
Economic Pilots: Caregivers10,87514,75013,750
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program6,5008,5008,500
Provincial Nominee Program110,000120,000120,000
Quebec Skilled Workers and BusinessSee the Quebec immigration planSee the Quebec immigration planTo be determined
Total Economic281,135301,250301,250
FamilySpouses, Partners, and Children82,00084,00084,000
Parents and Grandparents32,00034,00034,000
Total Family114,000118,000118,000
Refugees and Protected PersonsProtected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad27,00029,00029,000
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted21,11515,25015,250
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored27,75028,25028,250
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred250250250
Total Refugees and Protected Persons76,11572,75072,750
Humanitarian and OtherTotal Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other13,7508,0008,000
Francophone Permanent Resident Immigration outside of Quebec26,10031,50036,000

 

Canada has an aim to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, 500,000 by 2025 and 500,000 by 2026. Following the previous plan for 2023 – 2025 last year.

Category

2023

2023

2023

2024

2024

2024

2025

2025

2025


Target

Target

Target

Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions

465,000

410,000

505,000

485,000

430,000

542,500

500,000

442,500

550,000

82,880

67,750

88,000

109,020

89,500

115,750

114,000

93,500

121,000

25,000

19,500

32,750

3,500

2,350

4,000

5,000

3,500

7,000

6,000

4,000

8,000

Economic PilotsCaregivers;

Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; Economic Mobility Pathways Project

8,500

4,650

10,800

12,125

6,750

16,125

14,750

9,000

19,750

Atlantic Immigration

Program

8,500

3,000

8,800

11,500

6,000

12,500

14,500

8,500

16,500

Provincial Nominee

Program

105,500

91,000

110,000

110,000

105,500

120,000

117,500

112,000

129,250

See the Quebec immigration plan

See the Quebec immigration plan

See the Quebec immigration plan

To be determined

To be determined

To be determined

To be determined

To be determined

To be determined

Total

Economic

266,210

233,000

277,250

281,135

250,000

305,000

301,250

265,000

326,000

Spouses, Partners and

Children

78,000

72,000

84,000

80,000

75,000

86,000

82,000

77,000

88,000

Parents and

Grandparents

28,500

25,000

38,000

34,000

29,000

45,000

36,000

30,750

48,000

Total Family

106,500

100,000

118,000

114,000

105,000

130,000

118,000

107,000

135,000

Protected Persons in

Canada and Dependents

Abroad

25,000

22,000

35,000

27,000

24,000

38,000

29,000

26,000

35,000

23,550

18,500

30,000

21,115

16,750

26,000

15,250

12,000

17,000

Resettled Refugees – Privately

Sponsored

27,505

20,000

29,000

27,750

22,000

29,500

28,250

23,000

30,000

Resettled Refugees – Blended

Visa Office-Referred

250

400

250

400

250

400

Total Refugees and

Protected Persons

76,305

66,000

93,000

76,115

66,000

93,000

72,750

64,000

80,000

Total humanitarian &

Compassionate

and Other

15,985

11,000

16,750

13,750

9,000

14,500

8,000

6,500

9,000

In 2024, Canada aims for 281,135 economic immigrants or 58% of the annual target. By the year 2026 the number may rise to 301,250 or 60% of the annual objective.

The express entry objective for 2024 will be 110,700 permanent resident admissions, reaching 117,500 immigrants in 2025 and 2026.

The aim for PNP will be 110,000 immigrants in 2024, reaching 120,000 in 2025 and another 120,000 in 2026.

Family class target for 2024 will be 114,000 immigrants or 24% of all admissions. The figure will increase to 118,000 immigrants by 2026 for 24% of total admissions. 

Spousal, Partner & Child Sponsorship has an admissions objective of 82,000 in 2024, which will increase to 84,000 in each of 2025 and 2026.

Parents and Grandparents sponsorship focuses on 32,000 immigrants in 2024, increasing at 84,000 in 2025 and 2026.

Humanitarian admission for 2024 will be 89,865 immigrants, or roughly 19% of the total admissions.

Refugees, Protected Persons and those accepted for humanitarian, compassionate, or other reasons are all included in these totals. The goal is to have 80,832 immigrants, or 16% of all admissions, by 2026.

In an October 31st, announcement and an interview as well Marc Miller already indicated that immigrants are not the cause of the housing crisis.

What is Canada’s Immigration Level Plan for 2023?

Canada’s immigration level plan for 2023 aims to welcome at least 465,000 new permanent residents.

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