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November 06, 2023

Canada’s Immigration Plan 2023-2025: Targets for New Permanent Residents

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is happy to share information about the Canadian Government’s Immigration Levels Plan for the years 2023 to 2025. The plan is to admit 465,000 new permanent residents in 2023, with this number increasing to 485,000 in 2024, and reaching 500,000 by 2025. Data Source:

Immigrant Category2023 Target2023 Low Range2023 High Range2024 Target2024 Low Range2024 High Range2025 Target2025 Low Range2025 High Range
Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions465,000410,000505,000485,000430,000542,500500,000442,500550,000
Federal High Skilled82,88067,75088,000109,02089,500115,750114,00093,500121,000
Federal Economic Public Policies25,00019,50032,750
Federal Business3,5002,3504,0005,0003,5007,0006,0004,0008,000
Economic Pilots8,5004,65010,80012,1256,75016,12514,7509,00019,750
Atlantic Immigration Program8,5003,0008,80011,5006,00012,50014,5008,50016,500
Provincial Nominee Program105,50091,000110,000110,000105,500120,000117,500112,000129,250
Quebec Skilled Workers and BusinessSee Quebec planTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
Total Economic266,210233,000277,250281,135250,000305,000301,250265,000326,000
Spouses, Partners and Children78,00072,00084,00080,00075,00086,00082,00077,00088,000
Parents and Grandparents28,50025,00038,00034,00029,00045,00036,00030,75048,000
Total Family106,500100,000118,000114,000105,000130,000118,000107,000135,000
Refugees and Protected Persons
Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad25,00022,00035,00027,00024,00038,00029,00026,00035,000
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted23,55018,50030,00021,11516,75026,00015,25012,00017,000
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored27,50520,00029,00027,75022,00029,50028,25023,00030,000
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred250400250400250400
Total Refugees and Protected Persons76,30566,00093,00076,11566,00093,00072,75064,00080,000
Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other15,98511,00016,75013,7509,00014,5008,0006,5009,000
  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class are all included in the immigration categories.
  • The temporary public policies that allow some temporary residents to become permanent residents are expected to conclude by the end of 2023. (Read Policy Here)
  • The Start-up Visa Program and the Self-employed Persons Program are part of the immigration categories for business individuals.
  • Once the Municipal Nominee Program is launched, it will be included in the admissions category.
  • The Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot are programs for caregivers, which also process applications from legacy caregiver pilots and interim pathways. Quebec will receive some immigrants under these programs.
  • Quebec selects its own immigrants, except for family class and protected persons, under the Canada-Quebec Accord.
  • The category for refugees includes a stream for human rights defenders in need of protection, such as women, journalists, and LGBTQ2 individuals.
  • Canada’s efforts to assist people from Afghanistan are included in the admissions for refugees and protected persons.
  • This category includes people admitted for humanitarian and compassionate reasons, public policy reasons, and those in the permit holder class, as well as some individuals affected by the situation in Afghanistan.
  • The targets and ranges for 2024 and 2025 are provisional and will be confirmed or adjusted by November 1 of each year.
  • The specific program and category ranges do not add up to the total overall ranges.
  • The Canadian government aims to increase Francophone immigration to reach 4.4% of French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec by 2023. The necessary admissions to meet this target will be adjusted once Quebec announces its immigration levels for 2023.

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