Canada to bring in bring in more than 1.2M immigrants in the next 3 years | 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan

To make up for pandemic shortfall, Canada is raising its immigration target for the next 3 years. The 2021 to 2023 immigration levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. That is more than 1.M new immigrants!
Canada to bring in bring in more than 1.2M immigrants in next 3 years | 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan


“Immigration is essential to getting us through the pandemic, but also to our short-term economic recovery and our long-term economic growth. Canadians have seen how newcomers are playing an outsized role in our hospitals and care homes, and helping us to keep food on the table. As we look to recovery, newcomers create jobs not just by giving our businesses the skills they need to thrive, but also by starting businesses themselves. Our plan will help to address some of our most acute labour shortages and to grow our population to keep Canada competitive on the world stage.”

– The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

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