Canada Immigration Plan- Target for three years unveiled

Posted on November 2, 2017

On November 1, 2017 the much awaited Immigration Plan for 2018 was presented at the House of Commons. To amazement, this plan had not only details of the coming year’s target but also structured the pipeline of immigrants for 2019 and 2020. Here’s a glance of what the Multi-Year Immigration Plan details about:

Immigration Target for 2018

In the year 2018, Canada has set an overall target of 310,000 new permanent residents. It can be estimated that nearly 74,900  candidates will be invited through the Express Entry  (economic programs), over 55,000 candidates shall get a chance for Provincial Nomination based PR and 29,000 applications will be accepted for Quebec immigration. Likewise, provinces will bring in exclusive plans and draws for candidates, starting from the introduction of a new AINP Express Entry aligned stream in  January 2018.

Immigration Target for 2019

The year 2019 would experience an increase in target by good numbers. The country has set a target to invite overall 330,000 newcomers into the nation in 2019. This would cover a target of 81, 400 candidates through Canada Express Entry economic programs and 61,000 provincial nomination based immigrants. It can be estimated that the target for 2019 would 9% higher for Express Entry applications and 11% more for Provincial nomination.

Immigration Target for 2020

The number of candidates who would be invited in the year 2020 would be as high as 340,000 says the Multi-Year immigration plan. Over 85,800 candidates and 67,800 applicants would get a chance to become Canadian permanent residents through Express Entry and PNP respectively. While the released plan has no data on Quebec immigration numbers, it has given an overall estimate of admitting 94,000 applications of skilled workers, businessmen along with their accompanying family members.

This newly unveiled immigration plan has a lot to offer for the Express Entry applicants and candidates aiming for provinces (including Quebec). As the Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen says “it is the most ambitious immigration levels in recent Canadian history,”  you can grab a more detailed information about this historic plan here.