Canada targets 432000 immigrants

Canada targets 432000 immigrants for 2022

Canada targets 432000 immigrants for 2022 in its Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024. The country plans to land more than 1.3 million permanent residents between 2022 and 2024.

Over the coming three years, Canada will target the following number of new immigrant landings:

  • 2022: 431,645 permanent residents
  • 2023: 447,055 permanent residents
  • 2024: 451,000 permanent residents

Impressively, that’s upwards of 20,000 more new permanent residents this year. It is also 26,000 more than were expected to arrive under the previous immigration levels plan.


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Under that previous plan, Canada planned to welcome 411,000 new permanent residents in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023.

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In 2021 Canada broke its newcomer record by landing 405,000 new permanent residents, compared to its target of 401,000.


The levels plan guides Canada’s immigration system. It outlines the number of immigrants Canada aims to land under its various immigration programs.

Canada’s strategy has been primarily to transition foreigners already within the country to permanent residence. Prior to the pandemic, most new immigrants arrived to Canada from abroad.

The majority of the newcomers will be transitioned to PR through Canada’s Economic Class, which includes the very popular and successful Express Entry system.

Canada needs immigrants for pandemic economic recovery and labour shortages

In the past few years, Canada has embraced ever more ambitious immigration targets in order to jumpstart the economy and also deal with massive labour shortages.

Canada needs immigrants in order to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Consequently, Canada is looking for skilled workers and international students to help the recovery effort.

As well, more than 500,000 Canadian workers are 55 years old or over, with many retiring in the next decade. A recent RBC report suggests Canada will need to rely even more on immigration as job retirements and quitting increases.

As a result of its aging population and low birth rate, Canada needs higher levels of immigration to support its population, labour force, and economic growth. Canada also needs to have enough workers to pay the taxes necessary to support important social services such as health care and education.

Canada’s immigration levels plan is also influenced by other factors. For example Canada also pursues social immigration objectives including reuniting families, providing humanitarian assistance, and strengthening its Francophone heritage.


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Canada’s 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan

Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions431,645447,055451,000
EconomicFederal High Skilled55,90075,750111,500
 Federal Economic Public Policies40,00032,000 
Federal Business1,0001,0001,000
Economic Pilots: Caregivers; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot10,25011,25012,750
Atlantic Immigration Pilot6,2506,5006,500
Provincial Nominee Program83,50086,00093,000
Quebec Skilled Workers and BusinessSee the Quebec immigration planTo be determinedTo be determined
Total Economic241,850253,000267,750
FamilySpouses, Partners and Children80,00081,00081,000
Parents and Grandparents25,00028,50032,000
Total Family105,000109,500113,000
Refugees and Protected PersonsProtected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad24,50025,00025,500
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted19,79017,26013,000
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored31,25530,79523,000
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred1,0001,0001,000
Total Refugees and Protected Persons76,54574,05562,500
Humanitarian and OtherTotal Humanitarian and Other8,25010,5007,750

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You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.