This Friday, October 30, the Canadian Immigration Service made an official announcement on plans to accommodate immigrants for the next three years. The announcement says it plans to accommodate more than 400,000 new immigrants every year from 2021 to 2023. This number has a lot of meaning: First of all, the Canadian government has made an official announcement that it will accept the highest number of immigrants in 100 years, so it has never announced that it will accommodate more than 400,000 immigrants since 1913.
In fact, according to the announcement made in March 2020, the company said it would accommodate about a million more people, but expected that it would be lowered due to COVID-19. However, the reason for the upward revision is the economic and financial impact of Canada due to aging and low birth rates.
Canada has a large aging population of over 18% and over 65. It also has a low birth rate in the world with 1.47 births per woman. Therefore, Canada expects economic growth and future government spending to be difficult to support, and plans to support economic growth through the addition of additional labor force. In other words, by welcoming additional immigrants, we have no choice but to reinforce the workforce.
The specific immigration acceptance plan from 2021 to 2023 will be selected through the following sections.
2021: Total Immigrant Acceptance Objective: 401,000
• Target acceptors through Express Entry or PNP, where empirical immigration is central: 153,600 to 208,500
• Target inmates through family-invited immigration: 76,000 to 105,000
• Target acceptors through the remaining immigration methods: 43,500 to 68,000.
2022: Total Immigrant Acceptance Objective: 411,000
• Target acceptors through Express Entry or PNP, where empirical immigration is central: 167,600 to 213,900
• Target inmates through family-invited immigration: 74,000 to 105,000
• Target inmates through the remaining immigration methods: 47,000 to 68,000.
2023: Total Immigrants Objective: 421,000
• Target acceptors through Express Entry or PNP, where empirical immigration is central: 173,500 to 217,500
• Target inmates through family-invited immigration: 74,000 to 106,000.
• Target inmates through the remaining immigration methods: 49,000 to 70,500.
As above, more than 60% of immigrants are accepted through the Economic Classes Express Entry and PNP and will increase every year.
Since 1867, Canada has only had more than 300,000 immigrants a year, and the goal of accommodating more than 400,000 immigrants a year over the next three years is unusual. Despite the fandemics caused by COVID-19, Canada continues to open its doors to immigration, and until recently, applications for permanent residency have been selected and approved. Although some immigration is temporarily closed, Canada's future plans show a hopeful message that temporarily closed immigration can be reopened. If you are preparing to immigrate to Canada, I recommend you to prepare and proceed as you saw in this presentation.