Canada has recently announced the Immigration Levels Plan for 2022-2024. In the light of this, Canada immigration experts think that the new plan will highly benefit aspiring immigrants, especially Indians, as the country is the largest source of new immigrants to Canada. In 2021, nearly one-third of the newcomers to Canada were Indian nationals. If we look at the previous year, 2020, Canada could admit only 1,84,606 new immigrants owing to the pandemic. Even during that year, Indians constituted 23% of the new immigrants.
However, Canada is planning to compensate for the low immigration levels during the pandemic period in the coming years. As per the Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-23, Canada was planning to invite 4,11,000 people in 2022. But according to the recently announced Immigration Levels Plan for 2022-24, the country will be welcoming 4,31,645 new immigrants to the country. It means, more Indians will get a chance to move to Canada this year.
As a country with low natural birth rate and a population that is aging fast, Canada needs more immigrants to fulfill its economic and demographic needs. It is expected that a major share of newcomers to Canada will be admitted to the country through Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program and Temporary to Permanent Residence in 2022. The largest majority of immigrants will come to Canada through economic immigration programs in the current year. It indicates that skilled workers from India have a better chance to obtain permanent residence status in 2022.
The Immigration Levels Plan of Canada for 2022-2024 is aiming to welcome immigrants each year at a rate of about 1% of Canada’s population. So, the country will be welcoming 4,31,645 permanent residents in 2022, 447,055 in 2023, and 451,000 in 2024.
The plan also aims to support the economic resurgence of Canada in the post-pandemic period by welcoming more immigrant workers. With this aim, Canada is also modernising the immigration system, by taking efforts to streamline the application processing and improve the experience of the applicants.