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What is the change? The government of Canada released its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, announcing plans for the biggest increase in Canadian history over the next three years.
What does the change mean? Canada plans to welcome more than 1.2 million new permanent residents over the next three years, with some 723,500 economic migrants making up the bulk of that total.
Background: The Immigration Levels Plan outlines the number of new permanent residents Canada will accept over the next three years.
It also details how many immigrants in each of Canada’s different immigration categories would be welcomed:
Officials also have set an additional target to increase Francophone immigration to 4.4% of the total number of immigration outside of Quebec. For a more detailed breakdown of Canada’s projections of the different immigration categories, visit this website.
Analysis & Comments: The move to increase the number of permanent residents is a leading indicator of Canada’s commitment that immigration is an essential component of its economic and cultural diversity strategies.
This alert was prepared by de Lint LLP, an independent immigration law firm, allied with Deloitte LLP in Canada.
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