The new decade will see millions of immigrants arriving in Canada through a variety of immigration programs that are now available. It is expected that there will be several policy updates in the upcoming years, making it easy for immigrants to establish a home in Canada.
Marco Mendicino, Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, should be able to table the 2019 Annual Report to the Parliament on the subject of Immigration by March. Usually, the report is released by 1st November every year but the federal election delayed the process in 2019. This report will be significant because will give valuable insights into the immigration priorities of the federal government. Canada’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan has already garnered a lot of attention all over the world, and the report might make it clearer. The federal government is targeting 341,000 newcomers for 2020 and 350,000 newcomers for 2021. Minister Mendicino’s Mandate Letter stated that there could be a rise in the 2022 target of up to 360,000 immigrants.
The federal government is also set to announce the updates to the intake process plans for Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) by the month of April. At the moment, the federal government has a yearly target of inviting 21,000 immigrants under the PGP, but the intake process has posed many challenges over the years. The demand always exceeds the number of spots available, and the federal government should come out with a new intake process.
According to the 2019-2021 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada is all set to provide a home to 67,800 immigrants under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) during the next year. This will mark an increase of 11 percent as compared to 2019. Provinces and territories will want to gain more immigrants via the PNP, and also help them settle outside the big cities.