Canada is all set to invite one million immigrants by 2021

Canada Immigration has been the chart bursting topic for the last decade. The rate of Immigrants is increasing tremendously every year. The latest buzz related to Canada goal of inviting around one million new permanent residents by the end of 2021 has gathered eyes of many seekers. The recent statement disclosed by the BBC and others has drawn that how three-year target of Canada has been the center topic on the global platform. Canada’s admiration towards new residents has surfaced as the other developed nations like the US has stricken their immigration policies and are adopting stringent rules for the Immigrants.

The opinion piece by New York Times has enlightened this topic further, stating that the U.S. should follow the footsteps of Canada and accept the immigration intake in order to boon the economy of the country. Recently, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, said in his department’s annual report in the parliament last fall that boost in immigration level especially in the Economic class helps in supporting the labor force as well as provide immense support that helps in escalating the economic growth and prompt innovation.

Canada’s Multi-Immigration level plans

Canada’s latest three-year Immigration levels plan includes intake of 350,000 new residents till the end of the year 2021. This year, around 60% of the new permanent resident population is expected to come under economic immigration programs. There is an expectation of nearly 75% of all economic admissions, under all the four programs – the three Federal High Skilled programs are managed under Express Entry system and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The three Express Entry managed programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class has the highest target for the year 2019 at 81,400 new admissions among all the economic immigration programs for Canada.

Introduced in the year 2015, Express Entry System is customized for the candidates who are talented, highly educated, has relevant work experience as well as is proficient in English or French language. There are the factors that are taken into consideration to examine the eligibility of an aspirant which ultimately helps a newcomer to contribute to the economy of Canada.  As far as the Government figures are concerned for January to October 2018, professionals like software engineers and designers, information systems analysts and consultants, and computer programmers and interactive media developers lead the list of workers that received an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canada permanent residence under Express entry in 2018.

NOCTop 10 Invited Occupations2018 ITAs (as of Oct. 2018)% of ITAs
2173Software Engineers and designers3,9187%
2171Information systems analysts and consultants3,5236%
2174Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers2,3014%
1111Financial auditor and accountants1,5813%
1241Administrative assistants1,4553%
1123Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations1,3752%
1112Financial and Investment Analysts1,2832%
4011University professors and lecturers1,2652%
1122Professional occupations in business management consulting1,2232%
0124Advertising, marketing and public relations managers1,1382%


The reason to introduce Express entry system was to speed up the processing of applications of skilled workers. IRCC said that they have achieved their goal of six-month processing time in almost 80 percent of cases.

Provincial Nominee Program allocations 2018

Family Reunification and Refugees

The Family reunification plan is considered as a central pillar of Canada’s Immigration program by the Federal Government as it contributes to the financial, communal and cultural opulence of all Canadians. There is an estimated target of 88,500 in 2019 and 91,000 in both 2020 and 2021 for spouses/common-law partners, children, parents, grandparents under Family sponsorship programs. Canada has also inclined its support for the refugees and vulnerable persons, in spite of the arrival of asylum seekers for the past two years that has overwrought the government’s resources.  In its annual reports, IRCC mentioned that their three-year plan will help refugees to relocate in Canada to start new lives. The Maple Syrup land is all set with their overall admission target for protected person and refugees of 46,450 for 2019 that will increase up to 51,700 in 2021. The dream of Canada to invite new permanent residents by 2021 has emerged as the good news for the ones who are looking to make Canada their new home as well as for Canadians.

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