The Canadian government has announced its projected immigration numbers for the next three years.

‌Key Points:

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada plans to accept 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, 500,000 in 2025 and 500,000 in 2026.
  • The targets for economic migration programs are as follows:

  • The plan also calls for increases to family-based immigration, with targets of 82,000 in 2024 and 84,000 in 2025 and 2026 for spouses, partners and children, and 32,000 in 2024 and 34,000 in 2025 and 2026 for grandparents and parents of Canadian citizens and foreign residents.
  • Other categories include refugees and protected persons, targeted to admit 76,115 individuals in 2024 and 72,750 each year in 2025 and 2026, and humanitarian and compassionate immigration cases, which are expected to admit 13,750 in 2024 and 8,000 per year in 2025 and 2026.

BAL Analysis: Employers and foreign nationals should take the projected goals into account when applying for residence permits in Canada.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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