Canada will open its doors to 485K new permanent residents in 2024
Eyeing bigger income or just dreaming of that white winter wonderland? Your dreams might just be within arm’s reach as Canada’s 2024-2026 immigration plans include welcoming new permanent residents in 2024.
As if a few thousand were already enough, the Great White North is planning to accept 485,000 new residents in 2024, another 500,000 in 2025, and 500,000 more in 2026, announced by immigration Minister Marc Miller.
The purpose behind the massive influx? Boosting their economy, reuniting families, solving humanitarian crises, and tackling the immigration boom in the past years.
The plan will also welcome French-speaking permanent residents outside Quebec, targeting six percent, seven percent, and eight percent of them by 2024, 2025, and 2026.
This is attributed to Canada’s plan last month to launch a humanitarian pathway for citizens of Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, and more. Minister Marc Miller has confirmed they’re helping out those in Central South America and the Caribbean who have existing family connections in the country.
But Canada’s not stopping there yet. The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visa office in Manila debuted a pilot program, “CAN Work Philippines,” last Oct.19 to simplify and speed up the recruitment process from the Philippines.
With this new venture, Canadian employers hiring from the Philippines can make the work permit process smoother. The program is open to all Canadian employers looking to hire 50 or more workers in healthcare, agri-food, and construction.
Today, we announced our 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan: https://t.co/i4usZhd8Ev
We are maintaining targets of 485,000 permanent residents for 2024 and completing the final step to reach 500,000 in 2025. For 2026, we will stabilize permanent resident levels at 500,000 allowing… pic.twitter.com/rgxoUAYh5A
— IRCC (@CitImmCanada) November 1, 2023
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The country is turning to immigrants as key players to hit its sustainability goals, fill in labor gaps, and transition to a digital economy.
However, the government emphasized that it’s not just filling in a void but also providing immigrants a good life with the support and benefits that Canadians enjoy, such as healthcare and housing.
If you’re thinking of moving, this Canada immigration plan might just be the sign you’re waiting for.