While would-be immigrants wait for the 2018 immigration plan, the Canadian government was already pursuing something more important. On November 1, 2017, a multi-year immigration levels plan was presented to the House of Commons, detailing the “millionth goal” of immigration to Canada through 2020. The program reveals that 310,000 permanent residents have been invited to the Canada as permanent residents in 2018, and 330,000 newcomers arrived. In 2019 and more than 340,000 opportunities to become permanent residence in Canada in 2020
Without a doubt, as Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussain said, “this is the most ambitious level of immigration in the history of modern Canada. In this similar context, the Minister of Immigration said at a press conference in Toronto: “This historic multi-year plan on immigration levels will benefit all Canadians as immigrants employ their talents. “Our economic growth and innovation help keep our country at the forefront of the global economy,” Minister Hussain said at a press conference in Toronto.
Express Entry Candidates – Next year comes with whatever is right for you.
If 2017 was a great year for the majority of Express Entry applicants, then 2018 has it all. With a higher target for the coming year, we can expect lower CRS thresholds and more frequent openings.
According to the figures, approximately 565,000 applicants will be accepted to Canada under economic programs over the next three years. Canada Express Entry has been instrumental in meeting Canada’s needs for skilled workers at the fastest pace. Since its introduction in 2015, it has only seen other improvements that have paved the way for more flexible entry for migrants. We can only say that Canada Express Entry 2017 was an important year in which the highest number of Canadian ITAs were published in history.
Figures 1: Estimate of the Express Entry target
2018-74,900 (4% increase)
2019-81400 (9% increase)
2020 – 85,800 (5% increase)
The regional designating authority to become the highest
2017 was a busy year for the provinces. From January to date, various provinces have opened their full arms to invite large numbers of candidates. They have done their best to integrate qualified candidates into their economy by voting their skills and talents through nomination certificates.
While this is history of the past, there is one more thing for the year to come. According to the plan, approximately 184,000 economic immigrants and their accompanying family members will have the opportunity to participate in PR Canada through regional nomination programs over the next several years. In addition, the provinces will go to great lengths to make it easier for candidates in the coming year. The recent announcement by Alberta of the alignment of an AINP component with Express Entry Canada is sufficient proof to raise new hopes.
Figures 2: Estimated applications for the provinces
2018 – 55,000 (8% increase)
2019 – 61,000 (11% increase)
2020 – 67,800 (11% increase)
Another Blessing in Disguise – Quebec Immigration Plan 2018
Now Quebec is back in the immigration race. The province of Quebec, which operates as a single entity and has its immigration policies, is expected to open in 2018 for new applications. According to the published plan, the province will accept 94,000 applications from skilled workers and migrant entrepreneurs over the next three years. This means that candidates who have dreamed of a permanent residence in Quebec, their time has come. Prepare now with your applications in order to receive instant reception when sending.
From immigrant-friendly goals to full-fledged goals for Canada
According to the 2016 Census of Canada, approximately 22% of the Canadian population is made up of first generation immigrants. Of these, many of them have become naturalized citizens. Given the growing interest of Canadians and the government’s efforts to invite newcomers to the country more quickly, it can be expected that by 2036, the proportion of immigrants in the Canadian population will reach up to 30 % of total population. Millions of skilled workers, business people and their families bring the joy of living in Canada and the benefits of permanent international residence.