Canada's immigrant recruitment program in 2024-2026
Canada’s immigrant recruitment program in 2024-2026
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has released additional information on the 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan. Aligned with the trajectory of the 2023-2025 Plan, Canada aims to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, increase to 500,000 in 2025, and maintain this level in 2026. The plan prioritizes economic growth, family reunification, and addressing humanitarian crises, with an emphasis on acknowledging recent immigration growth.
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Building on the success of achieving a 4.4% target for French-speaking permanent residents outside Quebec in 2022, the new plan introduces progressively increasing targets for French-speaking permanent residents: 6% in 2024, 7% in 2025, and 8% in 2026.
Immigrants are highlighted for their crucial role in the labor market, contributing to current and future economic growth. They play a vital role in supporting sustainability initiatives for transitioning to a green and digital economy and addressing labor force gaps in critical sectors. The Family Class is a focus, recognizing the importance of family support for newcomers’ well-being and economic benefits.
Canada remains committed to offering protection to those in need and ensuring humanitarian commitments are fulfilled.
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To achieve the plan’s goals, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has initiated a comprehensive, whole-of-government, and whole-of-society approach to admissions planning. This approach emphasizes integrated planning and coordination across government levels, partners, and stakeholders, highlighting the importance of collaboration, communication, and partnerships to provide appropriate support for newcomers and achieve positive outcomes.
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