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Immigration Canada targets for 2023 – 2025

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supplementary information for the 2023-2025

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada revealed the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for the years 2023 to 2025. The plan aims to welcome a growing number of new permanent residents to Canada, with targets set at 465,000 in 2023, 485,000 in 2024, and 500,000 in 2025. This plan demonstrates Canada’s commitment to immigration and the significant role immigrants play in the country’s social and economic fabric.

Let’s take a closer look at the breakdown of the immigration levels plan:

Economic Category: The economic category focuses on attracting skilled workers and entrepreneurs who can contribute to Canada’s economy. The plan sets ambitious targets for various programs:

  • Federal High Skilled: The target for 2023 is 82,880 individuals, with a range from 67,750 to 88,000. This includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
  • Federal Economic Public Policies: While no specific target is mentioned for 2023, this category encompasses time-limited temporary public policies for temporary residents to become permanent residents.
  • Federal Business: The target for 2023 is 3,500 individuals, ranging from 2,350 to 4,000. This includes the Start-up Visa Program and the Self-employed Persons Program.
  • Economic Pilots: This category covers various pilot programs, such as caregivers, agri-food, rural and northern immigration, and economic mobility pathways. The target for 2023 is 8,500 individuals, ranging from 4,650 to 10,800.
  • Atlantic Immigration Program: The target for 2023 is 8,500 individuals, ranging from 3,000 to 8,800. This program aims to address the specific labor market needs of Atlantic Canada.
  • Provincial Nominee Program: This program allows provinces and territories to nominate individuals based on their specific economic and labor market needs. The target for 2023 is 105,500 individuals, ranging from 91,000 to 110,000.

Here’s a table summarizing the targets for the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for the years 2023-2025:

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Immigrant Category202320242025
Overall Planned Permanent
Resident Admissions465,000485,000500,000
Federal High Skilled82,880109,020114,000
Federal Economic Public25,000
Federal Business3,5005,0006,000
Economic Pilots8,50012,12514,750
Atlantic Immigration8,50011,50014,500
Provincial Nominee105,500110,000117,500
Spouses, Partners and78,00080,00082,000
Parents and Grandparents28,50034,00036,000
Refugees and Protected
Protected Persons in25,00027,00029,000
Canada and Dependents
Resettled Refugees –23,55021,11515,250
Resettled Refugees –27,50527,75028,250
Privately Sponsored
Resettled Refugees –250250250
Blended Visa Office-
Humanitarian &
Compassionate and Other15,98513,7508,000
immigration admissions15,862

Family Category:

The family category focuses on reunifying families by facilitating the sponsorship of spouses, partners, children, parents, and grandparents. The plan sets a target of 78,000 individuals in the spouses, partners, and children subcategory for 2023, ranging from 72,000 to 84,000. For parents and grandparents, the target is 28,500 individuals, ranging from 25,000 to 38,000.

Refugees and Protected Persons Category:

This category addresses the humanitarian aspect of immigration and aims to provide protection to refugees and other vulnerable individuals. The plan sets a target of 25,000 individuals for protected persons in Canada and their dependents abroad in 2023, ranging from 22,000 to 35,000. It also includes targets for resettled refugees, both government-assisted and privately sponsored, as well as those referred through the blended visa office. The total target for refugees and protected persons in 2023 is 76,305 individuals, ranging from 66,000 to 93,000.

Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other Category: This category covers admissions based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, public policy reasons, and other exceptional cases. The plan sets a target of 15,985 individuals for 2023, ranging from 11,000 to 16,750.

French-speaking Immigration Admissions

As part of the Francophone Immigration Strategy, the Canadian government aims to increase the proportion of French-speaking immigrants outside of Quebec. The plan sets a target of 15,862 individuals in 2023, aligning with the objective of reaching 4.4% French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec by that year.

It is important to note that these targets and ranges may be adjusted or confirmed by November 1 of each year. The Immigration Levels Plan reflects Canada’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive society, recognizing the valuable contributions immigrants make to the country’s cultural enrichment and economic prosperity.

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