With the new Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026, Canada will look to welcome over 1.5 million new immigrants each year - the highest-ever invited in its history. According to the plan, Canada will aim to invite -
Each year, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) releases a new Immigration Levels Plan which it uses to guide its operations. The targets in the 2024-2025 plan remain unchanged from the targets mentioned under the previous Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025.
The new information released by IRCC is for the 2026 target, as well as updates to the number of immigrants that will be admitted under each class and program between 2024 and 2026.
Between 2024 and 2026, IRCC plans to welcome around 1.5 million new immigrants to Canada.
A majority of permanent residents move to Canada through popular economic-class immigration programs such as the Canada Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The following table summarizes Canada's immigration targets between 2024 and 2026:
|Immigration Class||2024 ||2025||2026|
Canada has been historically welcoming a high number of immigrants to help “support & sustain” its economy. As of now, Canada is currently facing drastic labor shortages - alongside nearly 1 million job vacancies. Both are the driving factors behind the higher immigration targets. With the upcoming record-breaking immigration targets and the back-to-back invitation rounds being conducted in 2023, now is the best time to immigrate to Canada.
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