By yesterday, the Canadian government was scheduled to unveil its yearly immigration strategy in accordance with the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act (IRPA), the country’s primary immigration legislation, during non-election years.
This information was published on the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), which also stated that the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil the Immigration Levels Plan for 2024–2026).
The Immigration Levels Plan, as reported by CIC news, specifies the maximum number of new permanent residents that can be granted entry into Canada annually under the economic, family, and humanitarian categories over the course of the following three years.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) objective to strengthen Canada’s economy, reunite families, and provide a secure haven for individuals fleeing oppression or other humanitarian crises is furthered by the proposed strategy.
Canada surpassed the previous record for new immigrant admissions in 2022 with 437,000, while the objective for admissions of permanent residents in 2023 was raised to 465,000.
It was stated that the Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 would be formalised subsequent to the introduction of a novel approach by Canada aimed at enhancing its immigration system.
Yesterday, Marc Miller, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, acknowledged deficiencies in the nation’s immigration system while delineating the foundational elements of a novel strategy aimed at modernising the apparatus.
The ‘An Immigration System for Canada’s Future’ is the name of the new strategy, which aims to establish a comprehensive and coordinated growth plan, ensure that immigration is more hospitable to newcomers, and align immigration with the needs of the labour market.
Moreover, IRCC strives to provide its clients with a more pleasing and intuitive experience.
IRCC wishes for Canada’s immigration policies and its talents and labour strategy to be more closely aligned.
In addition, IRCC wishes for all three levels of government in Canada to collaborate on the development of an integrated plan to ensure that the country can provide adequate accommodation, health care, and infrastructure for its expanding immigrant population.