Canadian Immigration Plan 2021-2023
On October 30th, 2020, Marco Mendicino Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada presented the immigration plan from 2021 to 2023 which presents an increase to immigration targets to help Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle class Canadians.
Some of the highlights of the plan include:
- An increase in admissions over the 3 years of the plan to make up the shortfall in 2020
- A focus on economic growth, with about 60% of admissions to come from the Economic Class
- A continued focus on innovative and community-driven approaches to address diverse labour and demographic needs across the country
- Additional points for French-speaking candidates under Express Entry, to promote the growth of Francophone communities outside of Quebec
The 2021–2023 Immigration Levels Plan will help cement Canada’s place among the world’s top destinations for talent, creating a strong foundation for economic growth while reuniting family members with their loved ones and fulfilling Canada’s humanitarian commitments.