The government of Canada has said that it would boost Immigration into the state to support the economy and propel growth. Under the Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023, which was announced last week, the country’s purpose is to take around 400,000 permanent residents every year, this is more than the earlier immigration goals defined.

The emphasis will be on economic growth, with 60% of the new admissions arriving from the Economic Class.

Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, said, “Immigration is crucial to bringing us back from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. It will help for short-term economic recovery and long-standing economic growth. When we look to return, immigrants do jobs by giving our businesses the skills and knowledge they need to bloom and initiate trades themselves. Our plan will help handle some of our majority intense labor shortcomings and raise our population to retain Canada competitively in the global arena”.

The new admissions will be concentrated to bring more people under the following programs.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class Program
  • The Start-up Visa Program
  • Self-Employed person program

In recent years, Indians have been the significant nationality who undertake a permanent residency in Canada. It is due to the relatively easier procedure to gain nationality and devoted programs to fascinate entrepreneurs and high-skilled workers. 

The incertitude around the H-1B program and the too-long wait times for a US green card for the citizens of India have also encouraged an increase in the number of people coming from the US to Canada, said, immigration experts.

While Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) keep receiving and processing the petitions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel restrictions worldwide and the limitations incited a shortage in admissions through several months. 

Canada has decided to redress the shortage and make sure Canada has the workers it needs to fill essential labor market holes and stay reasonable on the international sphere.

The purpose of the 2021 to 2023 Levels Plan is to continue hospitable immigrants at a rate of around 1% of the population of Canada, containing 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, approximately 411,000 in 2022, and about 421,000 in 2023. The earlier plan set goals of 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022.

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