The Immigration targets set for 2019 and 2020 is undergoing upward result in Canada, and the country has equally declared an extension of its multi-year levels of immigration plan which will now run to 2021. This is in preparation for the influx of about 1.3 million new permanent residents in the coming four years covered by the plan (2018-2021). These changes were officially announced on the 31st of last month (October 31, 2018). Multi-year levels (being operational for one year) programs was introduced as a guide for the immigration plans for 2018 to 2020.
Through the immigration categories (economic, humanitarian and family and refugee) in Canada, raising targets and extending the plan are expected to position the country to receive above 1.3 million new entries ranging from 2018 to 2021. The revision made to the plan requires a gradual increase in yearly admission targets. It will gradually extends from 310, 000 new entries (permanent residents) in the start year (2018) to 350, 000 in the final year (2021). New targets for 2019 and 2020 are now 330, 800 and 341, 000 respectively – it was previously set at 330, 000 and 340, 000 respectively.
Skilled Workers Will Be Welcomed
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ahmed Hussen said that more talented workers who have the much-needed skills and expertise would be welcomed under this new plan. More families will also be reunited as well as more refugees in search of new and better lives accommodated.
In this immigration plan, Economic immigration programs under the management of Canada’s PNPs (Provincial Nominee Programs) and federal Express Entry economic system will retain the important roles given to them. About a quarter (25%) of the expected new entries are projected to come through Express entry, and about 19% will be accounted for by PNP Program.
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