BREAKING NEWS: Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024 – 2026

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has released Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024 – 2026. The permanent resident targets set in the current immigration targets are the same for 2024 and 2025. Through the new information released we get to know the Canada immigration targets for 2026. In 2024, about 485,000 immigrants will receive Canada PR

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Canada announced its Immigration Levels Plan 2024 – 2026. The overall PR targets remain unchanged for 2024 and 2025, new info was for 2026. 

Canada is still planning on granting about 485,000 permanent residents in 2024. For 2025 and 2026 immigration targets, Canada will grant permanent residence to 500,000 immigrants. 

Actually, the immigration targets remain the same for 2025 and 2026. This is because the country is looking for ways to promote sustainable immigration. 

Apart from sustainability, Canada also has to keep in mind housing, infrastructure, and other needs of the growing population. Hence, the immigration targets are good as it is, and only slight changes are made in the numbers. 

These PRs will come from various immigration pathways, such as Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, Refugees and Protected persons category, and humanitarian programs. 

The new Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024 – 2026 will keep in focus family reunification, economic growth of Canada while also responding to humanitarian needs. Along with these focus points, the new immigration targets will also aim to increase francophone immigration outside Quebec. 

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Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024 – 2026

Immigrant Category202420252026
Total PRs485,000500,000500,000
Total Francophones (outside of Quebec)26,10031,50036,000
Economic1. Federal High Skilled

2. Federal Business

3. Economic Pilots

4. Atlantic Immigration Program

5. Provincial Nominee Program

6. Quebec Skilled Workers and Business
281,135301,250301,250
Family1. Spouses, Partners and Children

2. Parents and Grandparents
114,000118,000118,000
Refugees and Protected Persons1. Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad

2. Resettled Refugees – Government Assisted

3. Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored

4. Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred
76,11572,75072,750
Humanitarian & Compassionate and Others13,7508,0008,000

The above table represents the immigration targets of Canada for the upcoming years under respective immigration programs. 

Under the Canada-Quebec Accord, Quebec will decide the immigration targets on its own. Hence, Quebec has decided to keep the immigration targets at 50,000 on a yearly basis for the upcoming years. 

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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