Canada immigration news
Agricultural industry’s incomes increased during the first three quarters of 2022
Canadian farmers’ incomes increased by 13.7% in the first three quarters of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. Strong international demand and limited domestic supply pushed up prices, causing most grains and oilseeds to have positive earnings. Total revenues of each province have increased, with Alberta on top, whose revenue increased from $3.1 billion to $16.3 billion, accounting for nearly 40% of the country's revenue increase.
Employees of 16 new jobs are now eligible for permanent residency
Last week, the immigration minister announced the 2021 NOC Classification for immigration programs that are managed under the Express Entry system. Using the new NOC categories will allow Canada to attract global talents in high-demand sectors such as healthcare, construction and transportation. Nurses, hospital staff, primary and secondary school teachers and delivery truck drivers are some of the 16 occupations now included in Express Entry.
New pilot project to address labor shortage in New Brunswick
A Migration Workforce (Pilot) Project (NBCWP) was launched in New Brunswick. The goal of this joint pilot project between the federal and provincial governments is to address critical labor shortages in the province. This project is special in that it not only provides economic migration to the province, but also guarantees services such as skills training and language training for immigrants who enter through this project.
Ontario’s draw for provincial nominations
On October 25th, Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 535 Master's Degree graduates to apply. Candidates had to score 35 and above. This province also invited 106 candidates from graduate doctorates with a minimum score of 24. This was the first draw for graduates of both degrees since August 30. Ontario receives the largest number of immigrants each year and has the largest number of invitations to apply under any PNP available in Canada. This year, Ontario can issue invitations to 9,750 candidates
PNP numbers exceed those of Express of Entry
A large share of the recently-announced Immigration Levels Plan for the next 3 years will go under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This means that by 2025, one-fifth of all new permanent residents will be admitted through PNP. While provinces select immigrants who will best contribute to the province's workforce, the immigration office has the final say on whether a candidate can become a permanent resident or not.
Nearly 1 million job opportunities in Canada
According to Statistics Canada, in the first quarter of 2022, there were 957,500 job vacancies in Canada, the highest number in the country's history. There was a labor shortage before the pandemic, but now it is even greater. Despite the number of immigrant admissions increasing every year, there will still be vacant job opportunities.
Immigration Levels Plan Statistics (2023-2025): PNP
The majority of new permanent residents in Canada immigrate through economy class programs such as the PNP program. According to the 3-year Immigration Levels Plan, the PNP will remain Canada's leading admission program for economic class immigrants and its admissions will increase to105,500 in 2023 ,110,000 in 2024, and117,500 in 2025.
Immigration Level Plan Statistics (2023-2025): Express Entry
The majority of the new permanent residents in Canada immigrate through economy class programs such as the Express Entry Program. According to the 3-year plan, Express Entry admissions (main applicants, spouses and dependents) will increase as follows: _ 82,880 people in 2023 _ 109,020 people in 2024 _ 114,000 people in 2025
Immigration Minister (Sean Fraser): IRCC has a duty to reunite families
Canada's Immigration Minister recently announced the 3-year Immigration Levels Plan. After economic immigration programs, sponsored family immigration programs are the second largest permanent resident program, as stated by the Immigration Levels Plan. Under family immigration programs, applicants for permanent residence are sponsored by their spouse, partner, children, or other family members.
A decrease in the number of refugee admissions in the next 3 years
IRCC recently announced that the acceptance of refugees and migrants of humanitarian campaigns will decrease in the next 3 years. In its immigration levels program, this organization announced the number of admissions of this category of immigrants as follows: the number of asylum seekers will be slightly more than 76,000 in each of the years 2023 and 2024, but it will decrease to 72,750 in 2025. The same is true for humanitarian campaigns immigrant numbers, which will decrease from nearly 16,000 in 2023 to 8,000 in 2025.
Immigration Levels Plan Statistics (2023-2025): Refugees
IRCC recently announced that according to Immigration Levels Plan, the number of refugees and humanitarian campaign migrants will decrease over the next 3 years. Canada has a longstanding reputation for providing asylum to displaced people fleeing unsafe situations in their home countries. Currently, this country has big goals in this direction due to its continuous efforts to complete several campaigns such as welcoming about 40,000 refugees from Afghanistan.
Immigration Levels Plan Statistics (2023-2025): PGP
Family immigration programs are the second largest permanent resident program as determined by the Immigration Levels Plan. Canada will seek to welcome about 80,000 new immigrants a year under the spouses, partners and children program. Also, the parents and grandparents program admissions will increase to 28,500 people in 2023, then to 34,000 in 2024 and to 36,000 people in 2025
Canada yesterday announced the 2023-2025 immigration levels plan
The immigration levels plan serves as a guide to the number of immigrants Canada plans to accept over the next three years. Immigration Minister (Sean Fraser) spoke to the media about the plan yesterday. By welcoming more than 405,000 immigrants in 2021, Canada broke its all-time immigration record and seeks to accept nearly 432,000 immigrants this year.
The Immigration Levels Plan (2023-2025) has made new increases in Canada’s targets
Yesterday, the Minister of Immigration (Sean Fraser) announced that Canada plans to welcome 465,000 new immigrants in 2023, this goal will increase to 485,000 in 2024 and will further rise to 500,000 new immigrants in 2025. He announced an increase in the number of admissions in Express entry, PNP PGP and also a decrease in the number of admissions of asylum seekers during this 3-year program.
CRS Express Entry score decreased to 496
This is the first time since December 2020 that the picked CRS score across all categories has fallen below 500. On October 26, Canada held its latest Express Entry draw across all its categories, the ninth since resuming the draw across all programs on July 6. Invitations were issued to 4750 candidates with minimum CRS scores. All candidates in CEC, FSWP, and FSTP classes were eligible to receive invitations.
The Canadian Immigration Office plans to grant citizenship to 300,000 people this year
The executive Department of the Immigration office recommends that IRCC process a total of 285,000 applications and 300,000 new citizenship requests by March 31, 2023. This number is significantly higher than the number of applications processed during 2021-2022 and even exceeds the 2019-2020 figures, which stood around 230000 citizenship cases.