On November 1, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released details on the Government of Canada’s 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. According to the new plan, the Government plans to accept 465,000 new permanent residents in 2023. In addition, Canada will welcome 485,000 newcomers in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. In 2021, Canada set a new record by accepting over 405,000 immigrants in one year. This number is predicted to rise close to 432,000 this year. The proposed strategy would bring in more immigrants to help businesses with staffing shortages, as well as to attract individuals with the skills required for specific industries such as health care, skilled trades, manufacturing, and technology to address the potential challenges Canada may face economically and socially in the coming years.
Number of permanent residents to be approved