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Canada Increases Immigration Targets to Over 400,000 Immigrants Annually

Apr 10, 2022

Canada has increased its immigration targets to more than 400,000 immigrants per year. The country announced this as of October 30, 2020. Canada is aiming at breaking its own record by accomplishing the most enormous immigration level ever. Canada invited more than 401,000 immigrants in 1913 and has never approached this number to date.

Canada Immigration Plans from 2021- 2023

Canada has made plans on inviting the following degrees of new permanent residents through the following three years.

  • In 2021, Canada aims at welcoming 401,000 immigrants
  • In 2022, Canada aims at welcoming 411,000 immigrants
  • In 2023, Canada aims at welcoming 421,000 immigrants

For the next three years, the immigration plans expect to invite around 60% of the newcomers under economic class programs. Most of the immigrants migrate to Canada through the Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Consistently, the Canadian governments declare the immigration level plans, including the foreseen number of new permanent residents throughout the next years. It additionally plots the particular categories Canada plans to admit under including refugee, family, philanthropic, and humane grounds.

On March 12, 2020, the Canadian government, via the minister for immigration Marco Mendicino declared Canada’s expectation of inviting more than 1,000,000 inhabitants between 2020 to 2022. Be that as it may, this arrangement was thrown into disarray by the Covid pandemic, leading to the closure of significant Canadian borders. Accordingly, there was a substantial flood in the number of new permanent residents, which extends a fall in the 341,000 immigration plans for 2020.

However, Express Entry draws have been continuous in the midst of the pandemic, and hence, Canada is probably going to break its Express Entry 2020 record. The PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) has additionally been proceeding. Canada is going over and further on to achieve the most elevated immigration levels in history to balance the substantial decrease in the number of new permanent residents.

Reason Why Canada Aim to Maintain or Increase the Immigration Level

1. There is a Long History between Canada with Immigration

Only five years after it was established in 1867, Canada had just invited more than 300,000 immigrants into the nation. However, just 4.3 percent of the populace are native Canadians. The other piece of the populace, even the individuals who claim a Canadian background, dive from migration.

The modern Canadian culture is a collaboration of migration and multiculturalism. At present, Canada invites 0.9 percent of its populace in migration, which is threefold the per capita immigrant consumption in the United States. Nonetheless, Canada has consistently taken in a higher newcomer for each capita than any other western nation. At the point when Canada welcomed more than 400000 migrants in 1939, it meant 5 percent of the populace. Today, a comparative occasion would prompt the appearance of more than 2 million new immigrants to Canada.

2. Immigration Favors Canada’s Economy 

One of the major reasons why immigration has gotten widespread in Canada and other western nations is because it is improving economic development. A drop in populace means a low labor force, a reduced production level, and, subsequently, a contracting economic yield. Other than boosting Canada’s economy, immigration likewise improves Canada’s buying power, expanding the labor force, and demand for local products and services. On this ground, the Canadian government can easily support its consumption.

3. To Ease the Population Growth

A large trunk of Canada’s population is aging. 18% of Canada’s population are old people between the age of 65 and above. The country also has a low maternity rate, which is at low as 1.47% per woman, and it is said to continue declining. This is very common particularly in developed countries as women are very well empowered and educated. Other developed nations like Japan, Australia, and many more have also suffered the population deficiency owing to this phenomenon. Imagine if Canada had not financed or backed immigration plans, the economy, and the population will extremely shrink.