All Nigeria Latest News reports that Canada has recently unveiled its Immigration Levels Plan for the years 2024-2026, which outlines the number of new permanent residents the country intends to welcome each year.
For the upcoming three years, Canada will maintain its current immigration targets. In 2024, the aim is to admit 485,000 new immigrants.
In both 2025 and 2026, Canada will aspire to welcome 500,000 new immigrants annually, mirroring the numbers set forth in the previous Immigration Levels Plan for 2023-2025.
Regarding the distribution of immigrants by class, Canada aims to admit approximately 281,135 immigrants under the economic class in 2024, which accounts for 58% of the total target. By 2026, this number is expected to increase to 301,250 immigrants, representing 60% of the annual target.
In terms of the family class, Canada anticipates admitting 114,000 immigrants in 2024, constituting 24% of all admissions. This figure is projected to reach 118,000 immigrants by 2026, remaining at 24% of total admissions.
Humanitarian admissions, encompassing refugees, protected individuals, and those admitted on humanitarian or compassionate grounds, will comprise approximately 19% of all admissions or 89,865 immigrants in 2024. By 2026, this target will be reduced to 80,832 immigrants, or 16% of admissions.
The Express Entry program, which facilitates the entry of skilled workers, aims to admit 110,700 permanent residents in 2024. This number will rise to 117,500 immigrants each in 2025 and 2026.
Furthermore, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is set to play a significant role in Canada’s immigration strategy. In 2024, the PNP target stands at 110,000 immigrants, increasing to 120,000 in both 2025 and 2026.
Meanwhile, the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) target will be 32,000 immigrants in 2024, followed by 34,000 immigrants in each of 2025 and 2026.
There are different Canadian immigration programs, including the following:
· Federal Skilled Worker or FSW (Express Entry)
· Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
· Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
· Quebec-Selected Skilled Workers Program
The government of Canada uses an online system called Express Entry which processes and organizes the applications for skilled workers to immigrate and enter Canada for permanent residence.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible
There are 2 ways to find out if you’re eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry: you’ll answer a few questions to see if you meet the minimum requirements.
Step 2: Check your score
If you’re eligible for one or more of the Express Entry programs and submit your profile, you’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Step 3: Get your documents ready
You don’t need to upload documents to submit a profile, but you may need information from some or all of these documents:
A passport or travel document
Language test results
Proof of Canadian education or an educational credential assessment report for immigration purposes if you’re applying through the Federal Skilled Workers Program, or you want to get points for the education you got outside Canada.
Proof of funds
You’ll need to upload copies of the documents you used for your profile. Most applicants will also need to upload the following:
· Police certificates
· Medical exams
· Proof of funds
· Birth certificate
You only need to submit these if Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) includes them in your personalized document checklist. Your application may not be refused or rejected if you don’t submit these documents. They’re only used to check if you meet the requirements of the program you’re applying for.
Step 4: Fill out your profile
Your Express Entry profile is where you provide information about yourself. If you’re eligible, IRCC will accept you into our pool of candidates and give you a CRS score. Completing an online Express Entry profile or entering the pool doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get an invite to apply for permanent residence.
Step 5: Get an invitation and apply
IRCC sends out invitations to apply to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If you are invited to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application.