Updated: Jan 5, 2021
If ever there was a time to consider immigration to Canada, it is now. The next three years, 2021 - 2023, could be your time for immigration to Canada. The country is using immigration to speed economic recovery that is needed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and this means much, much more immigration! Immigration Minister, Mr. Marco Medicino announced that Ottawa will remain committed to immigration, welcoming over 400,000 new permanent residents over the next three years, for a total of 1.2 million immigrants to Canada during this period.
Specifically, Canada will welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and another 421,000 permanent residents in 2023. The majority of these individuals will come through the economic class and Express Entry, with more coming through the family class.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, government targets were 351,000 new permanent residents in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022. However, the pandemic has significantly slowed immigration and the government is now in a "catch-up" phase which will continue for at least 3 years.
Mr. Marco Mendicino is quoted saying, “Immigration is essential to getting us through the pandemic, but also to our short-term economic recovery and our long-term economic growth. Canadians have seen how newcomers are playing an outsized role in our hospitals and care homes, and helping us to keep food on the table." and, "As we look to recovery, newcomers create jobs not just by giving our businesses the skills they need to thrive, but also by starting businesses themselves. " Finally Mr. Mendicino confirmed that the "plan will help to address some of our most acute labour shortages and to grow our population to keep Canada competitive on the world stage.” This is a positive outlook for individuals seeking to become Canadian permanent residents in the wake of the global pandemic.
We can be sure that these immigration goals will be just the start of new immigration initiatives both federally and provincially and we are beginning to see lower cutoff scores as the government seeks to achieve these lofty goals.
If you would like to get your application into the pool for Express Entry, contact us at www.immigrationstationcanada.com for more information on how we can help you achieve your dream of becoming a Canadian.
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