Each year an annual report on Canada’s immigration system is presented by the honorable minister of immigration Refugee and citizenship.
Various key details on Canada’s immigration are detailed along with new permanent residents who are admitted to Canada. It also provides the government’s plan to admit new permanent residence from the year 2019 to 2021.
Canada is always known for multiculturalism and diversity and one of the main reasons for such a reputation is immigration as it is also one of the pillars of Canada’s success. Immigration also makes an important contribution to Canada’s economy.
There has been a great increase in provincial nominee programs. This is proven by the change in date from 1997 to 2017.
In 1997, 90% of the people who immigrated to Canada immigrated to either Ontario, British Columbia or Quebec as their final destination whereas in 2017, 66% choose to live in Ontario, British Columbia or Quebec and 34% choose to live in the rest of Canada as their new home.
Canada’s immigration plan for 2019 to 2021
Under this plan, Canada plans to welcome workers who have skills and will benefit the Canadian economy, reunite more family members, as it is one of the key pillars of Canadian immigration and accommodate more refugees to start their new lives in Canada.
Projected immigration level plans are as follows
In 2019, Canada plans to invite 330,800 new immigrants, year 2020 will show a slight increase as the number jumps will jump to 341,000 and in year 2021 the total projected admissions will be around 350,000.
The trends in year 2017
57,834 new immigrants were admitted under Federal economic skill program, 49,724 provincial nomination, 22,253 caregiver and 29,451 were admitted under Quebec skilled workers and business this number shows a total of 55.6% of all admissions in the year 2017.
2017 witnessed a great change in Canada’s admission policy through express entry system as 65,417 new permanent residence in the economic class immigrated through express entry application system. It was an increase from 32,003 in 2016. Whereas, under provincial nominee program the number increased to 49,724 in 2017 from 13,531 in 2016. India Philippines and China were the top three countries in 2017, which produced permanent residence to Canada.
Also 78,788 work permits were issued under categories which includes caregivers, agricultural workers and those workers who required Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
In 2017 Canada issued 317,328 study permit to International students whereas is year 2016, 265,111 study permit were issued to International students. A total of 92% of study permit applications with in 2 months
Because of the low birth rate and aging population Canada needs talented workers who can fill in those shoes and help in developing Canada’s economy and that is the reason why Canada is planning to admit almost 1 million new permanent residence to Canada from here 2019 to 2021.