The Canadian Government is expected to announce its annual immigration plan on Wednesday in non-election years under the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act (IRPA), which is Canada’s main immigration law.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced this on its website, noting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will release the Immigration Levels Plan for 2024–2026.
The Immigration Levels Plan, according to CIC news, serves as a guideline for the number of new permanent residents admitted into Canada over the following three years under each of the three immigration classes: economic, family, and humanitarian.
The plan advances Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) purpose of strengthening the Canadian economy, reuniting families, and making Canada a safe haven for people fleeing oppression or other humanitarian crises.
The North American country set the record for new immigration admissions in 2022 with 437,000, and the aim for permanent resident admissions in 2023 grew to 465,000.
It stated that the Immigration Levels Plan 2024–2026 would be announced when the North American country unveiled a new approach to modernizing its immigration system.
On Tuesday, Canadian Immigration Minister Marc Miller recognized shortcomings in the country’s immigration system while outlining the foundations of a new strategy for modernizing the system.
Entitled ‘An Immigration System for Canada’s Future’, the new strategy has three major goals, which are to create a more welcoming experience for newcomers, align immigration with labour market needs, and develop a comprehensive and coordinated growth plan.
Furthermore, IRCC is working to make its clients’ experiences more pleasurable and user-friendly.
The IRCC wishes to better integrate the country’s immigration policies with its labour and skills agenda.
In addition, IRCC would like to build an integrated strategy involving all three levels of government in Canada to ensure that the country can provide appropriate housing, health care, and infrastructure to its rising newcomer population.