While Canadian immigration aspirants await the 2018 immigration plan, the Canadian government was already pursuing something more significant. On November 1, 2017, a multi-year immigration levels plan was introduced in the House of Commons, detailing the “millionth target” for immigration to Canada through 2020. The program reveals 310,000 permanent residents were invited to Canada as permanent residents in 2018, and 330,000 new arrivals have arrived. In 2019 and more than 340,000 opportunities to become permanent homes in Canada in 2020
Without a doubt, as Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussain said, “This is the most ambitious level of immigration in modern Canadian history.” In this similar context, the Minister of Immigration said at a press conference in Toronto: “This historic multi-year plan on immigration levels will benefit all Canadians, as immigrants will employ their talents. “Our economic growth and innovation are helping to keep our country at the forefront of the global economy,” Minister Hussain said at a press conference in Toronto.
Express Entry Candidates – The next year comes with everything right for you.
If 2017 has been an excellent year for the majority of Express Entry applicants, then 2018 has it all. With a higher target for the coming year, lower CRS thresholds and more frequent openings can be expected.
According to the numbers, approximately 565,000 applicants will be accepted into Canada under economic programs over the next three years. Canada Express Entry has played an essential role in meeting Canada’s needs for skilled workers at the fastest pace. Since its introduction in 2015, it has seen only other improvements that have paved the way for more flexible entry for migrants. We can only say that Canada Express Entry 2017 was an important year in which the largest number of Canadian ITAs were released in history.
Figures 1: Estimate Express Entry Goal
2018 – 74,900 (4% increase)
2019-81400 (9% increase)
2020 – 85,800 (5% increase)
Regional designation authority to become the highest
2017 was a busy year for the provinces. From January to this day, various provinces have opened complete their arms to invite large numbers of candidates. They did their best to integrate the qualified candidates into their economy by voting their skills and talents through nomination certificates.
While this is the story of the past, there is one more thing for the coming year. According to the plan, approximately 184,000 economic immigrants and their accompanying family members will have the opportunity to participate in PR Canada through regional nomination programs in the coming years. Also, the provinces will go to great lengths to make it easier for candidates in the coming year. Alberta’s recent announcement of aligning an AINP stream with Express Entry Canada is sufficient evidence to raise new hopes.
Figures 2: Estimating nominations for provinces
2018 – 55,000 (8% increase)
2019 – 61,000 (11% increase)
2020 – 67,800 (11% increase)
Another blessing in disguise – Quebec Immigration Plan 2018
Now Quebec is back in the immigration race. The Province of Quebec, which operates as a single entity and has its immigration policies, is expected to open in 2018 for new applications. From the published plan, the province will accept 94,000 applications for skilled workers and migrant entrepreneurs over the next three years. This means that candidates who have dreamed of permanent residence in Quebec, their time has come. Get ready now with your apps so you can receive instant reception upon sending.
From immigrant-friendly goals to full-fledged goals for Canada
According to the 2016 Census of Canada, approximately 22% of Canada’s population consists of first-generation immigrants. Among these, many of them became naturalized citizens. Given the increasing interest of Canadians and the government’s efforts to invite newcomers to the country at a faster rate, we can expect that by 2036, the proportion of immigrants in the Canadian population will reach up to 30% of the total population. Millions of skilled workers, business people and their families give the joy of living in Canada and the benefits of international permanent residency.