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New 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan Canada

Last Updated On 2 November 2023, 6:42 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

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 Ranges485,000500,000500,000
Economic immigration 281,135301,250301,250
Family reunification114,000118,000118,000
Refugees, protected persons, humanitarian and compassionate, and other89,86580,75080,750
Immigration levels plan 2024-2026

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

Immigrant Category202420252026

TargetLow RangeHigh RangeTargetLow RangeHigh RangeTargetLow RangeHigh Range

Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions485,000430,000532,500500,000442,500550,000500,000442,500550,000
Overall French-speaking Permanent Resident Admissions outside Quebec 26,10031,50036,000
EconomicFederal High Skilled 110,77090,000116,000117,50096,500124,000117,50096,500124,000
Federal Economic Public Policies 03,000
Federal Business 5,0003,5007,0006,0004,0008,0006,0004,0008,000
Economic Pilots: Caregivers ; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; Economic Mobility Pathways Project10,8756,50014,50014,7509,00019,75013,7509,00019,750
Atlantic Immigration Program6,5004,0009,0008,5005,00013,0008,5005,00013,000
Provincial Nominee Program110,000105,500117,000120,000113,000130,000120,000113,000130,000
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business 50,00050,000To be determined
Total Economic281,135250,000305,000301,250265,000326,000301,250265,000326,000
FamilySpouses, Partners and Children82,00077,00088,00084,00079,00090,00084,00079,00090,000
Parents and Grandparents32,00027,00036,00034,00029,00042,00034,00029,00042,000
Total Family114,000105,000130,000118,000107,000135,000118,000107,000135,000
Refugees and Protected PersonsProtected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad27,00024,00038,00029,00026,00040,00029,00026,00040,000
Resettled Refugees – Government Assisted 21,11516,75026,00015,25012,00017,00015,25012,00017,000
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored27,75020,00031,00028,25023,00032,00028,25023,00032,000
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred250400250400250400
Total Refugees and Protected Persons76,11566,00093,00072,75064,00080,00072,75064,00080,000
Humanitarian & Compassionate and OtherTotal Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 13,7509,00017,5008,0006,50012,0008,0006,50012,000
category-wise annual immigration targets

2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan

Immigration Class202320242025
Summary of 2023-2025 immigration targets

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.

What were 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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