Immigration Minister Marc Miller has officially announced Canada’s new 2024–2026 immigration levels plan on November 1, 2023.
Canada aims to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, 500,000 in 2025, and 500,000 in 2026, following the trajectory of the 2023–2025 Plan announced last year.
From 2026 onward, Canada’s immigration levels are to be kept stable at 500,000.
Category-wise Canada’s 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan
Since the Canadian government reviews these goals every year, the immigration levels plan for 2024 is of utmost importance.
|Total Projected admissions Targets and Ranges||485,000||500,000||500,000|
|Refugees, protected persons, humanitarian and compassionate, and other||89,865||80,750||80,750|
In 2024, Canada expects to attract approximately 281,135 economic immigrants, or 58% of the annual target. By 2026, this figure will have risen to 301,250, or 60% of the annual objective.
The Express Entry objective for 2024 will be 110,700 permanent resident admissions, rising to 117,500 immigrants in 2025 and 2026.
The aim for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will be 110,000 immigrants in 2024, rising to 120,000 in 2025 and another 120,000 in 2026.
In 2024, the family class target will be 114,000 immigrants, or 24% of all admissions.
This figure will increase to 118,000 immigrants by 2026, accounting for 24% of total admissions.
Spousal, partner, and child sponsorship has an admissions objective of 82,000 in 2024, which will increase to 84,000 in 2025 and 2026.
The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will focus on 32,000 immigrants in 2024, then 34,000 in 2025 and 2026.
Humanitarian admission targets for 2024 will be 89,865 immigrants, or roughly 19% of 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.
Detailed Immigration levels plan 2024-2026
|Target||Low Range||High Range||Target||Low Range||High Range||Target||Low Range||High Range|
|Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions||485,000||430,000||532,500||500,000||442,500||550,000||500,000||442,500||550,000|
|Overall French-speaking Permanent Resident Admissions outside Quebec||26,100||–||–||31,500||–||–||36,000||–||–|
|Economic||Federal High Skilled||110,770||90,000||116,000||117,500||96,500||124,000||117,500||96,500||124,000|
|Federal Economic Public Policies||–||0||3,000||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Economic Pilots: Caregivers ; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; Economic Mobility Pathways Project||10,875||6,500||14,500||14,750||9,000||19,750||13,750||9,000||19,750|
|Atlantic Immigration Program||6,500||4,000||9,000||8,500||5,000||13,000||8,500||5,000||13,000|
|Provincial Nominee Program||110,000||105,500||117,000||120,000||113,000||130,000||120,000||113,000||130,000|
|Quebec Skilled Workers and Business||50,000||50,000||To be determined|
|Family||Spouses, Partners and Children||82,000||77,000||88,000||84,000||79,000||90,000||84,000||79,000||90,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||32,000||27,000||36,000||34,000||29,000||42,000||34,000||29,000||42,000|
|Refugees and Protected Persons||Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad||27,000||24,000||38,000||29,000||26,000||40,000||29,000||26,000||40,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Government Assisted||21,115||16,750||26,000||15,250||12,000||17,000||15,250||12,000||17,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored||27,750||20,000||31,000||28,250||23,000||32,000||28,250||23,000||32,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred||250||–||400||250||–||400||250||–||400|
|Total Refugees and Protected Persons||76,115||66,000||93,000||72,750||64,000||80,000||72,750||64,000||80,000|
|Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other||Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other||13,750||9,000||17,500||8,000||6,500||12,000||8,000||6,500||12,000|
What is the Immigration Levels Plan for Canada 2024?
Following the trajectory of the 2023–2025 Plan, Canada intends to accept 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, 500,000 in 2025, and 500,000 in 2026.
Canada’s immigration level plan for 2023 aims to welcome at least 465,000 new permanent residents.