The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship (IRCC) has announced an Immigration Levels Plan for 2023-2026 which aims to welcome
485,000 new permanent residents in 2024,
500,000 in 2025 and
500,000 in 2026.
The plan prioritizes economic growth and supports family reunification while responding to humanitarian crises and recognizing the rapid growth in immigration in recent years.
Key highlights of the plan include:
Francophone immigration targets for outside Quebec: New annual and progressively increasing French-speaking permanent resident targets of 4.4% outside Quebec: 6% in 2024, 7% in 2025, and 8% in 2026. Once Quebec tables its 2024 immigration levels plan, these numbers may require updating.
A focus on attracting skilled immigrants to support key economic sectors such as healthcare, STEM, trades, transportation, and agriculture.
A commitment to supporting family reunification and providing newcomers with the support they need to succeed. Spouses and partners often join the workforce and help supplement household income, and parents and grandparents often provide childcare, enabling their sponsors to enter or remain in the workforce
Welcoming newcomers is not just about setting admissions targets, but also about ensuring that they have the support and services they need to succeed, including housing and healthcare. To inform this plan, IRCC has taken early steps to establish a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to admissions planning in order to promote integrated planning and coordination across levels of government and with partners and stakeholders.
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