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Canada needs immigrants: Immigration levels plan 2022-2024 announced

February 18, 2022

Did you know?

– Immigration accounts for almost 100% of Canada’s labour force growth
– Nearly 80% of our population growth; by 2030, five million Canadians are set to retire and the worker to retiree ration will drop down to only 3:1.

These numbers are a clear indication of the country’s strong economic need for increased immigration.

The new 2022–2024 Immigration Levels Plan announced on February 14, 2022 is taking this into account.  According to the plan, Canada will welcome: 431,645 permanent residents in 2022 (an increase from the initial target of 411,000); 447,055 in 2023 and 451,000 in 2024.

Key highlights from the announcement include a long-term focus on economic growth, with nearly 60% of admissions in the Economic Class; special measures to help vulnerable populations; and talent retention of those already in Canada by granting permanent status to temporary residents accepted through the time limited pathways for essential workers launched in spring 2021.

According to  immigration minister Sean Fraser, “Immigration has helped shape Canada into the country it is today. From farming and fishing to manufacturing, healthcare and the transportation sector, Canada relies on immigrants. We are focused on economic recovery, and immigration is the key to getting there. Setting bold new immigration targets, as outlined in the 2022-2024 Levels Plan, will further help bring the immeasurable contribution of immigrants to our communities and across all sectors of the economy.”

You can find more information on the government of Canada website.