Ottawa, November 19, 2018. At the end of October, the Government of Canada announced its multi-year immigration levels plan for 2019 to 2021. The new levels plan focuses on increasing economic immigration.
Building on the strong economic foundation that was laid out in last year’s 3-year levels plan, it continues to responsibly grow the number of permanent residents that Canada welcomes annually to 330,800 in 2019, 341,000 in 2020 and 350,000—nearing 1 percent of Canada’s population—in 2021. The majority of the increase in 2021 will be allotted to high-skilled economic immigrants.