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Supplementary Information for the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan

October 30, 2020—Ottawa—Following the tabling of the 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pleased to release details on the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023. Canada aims to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in 2023.

2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan

Immigrant Category 2021 2022 2023
Target Target Target
  Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions 401,000 411,000 421,000
Economic Federal High Skilled 108,500 110,500 113,750
Federal Business 1,000 1,000 1,000
Economic Pilots: Caregivers; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot 8,500 10,000 10,250
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program 6,000 6,250 6,500
Provincial Nominee Program 80,800 81,500 83,000
Total Economic 232,500 241,500 249,500
Family Spouses, Partners and Children 80,000 80,000 81,000
Parents and Grandparents 23,500 23,500 23,500
Total Family 103,500 103,500 104,500
Refugees and Protected Persons Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad 23,500 24,500 25,000
Resettled Refugees - Government-Assisted 12,500 12,500 12,500
Resettled Refugees - Privately Sponsored 22,500 22,500 22,500
Resettled Refugees - Blended Visa Office-Referred 1,000 1,000 1,000
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 59,500 60,500 61,000
Humanitarian and Other Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 5,500 5,500 6,000


  • Includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
  • Includes the Start-up Visa Program and the Self-employed Persons Program.
  • Includes admissions in the Home Child-Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot, which replaced the Caring for Children Class and the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Class (which replaced the Live-in Caregiver Program). Applications received under the legacy pilots and through the interim pathway will be processed to completion. Some admissions in this category are destined for Quebec.
  • While the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is still an economic pilot, IRCC intends to make it a permanent program. Admissions in 2017-2019 are counted under Economic Pilots.
  • Under the Canada–Quebec Accord, Quebec has full responsibility for the selection of immigrants destined to Quebec, with the exception of the family class and protected persons. For more information, consult Quebec’s 2021 levels plan (available in French only).
  • Includes admissions under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot, a new approach that helps qualified refugees apply for permanent residence through existing economic programs.
  • This includes the new stream for up to 250 human rights advocates, journalists, and humanitarian workers at risk, beginning in 2021.
  • Includes admissions of persons selected on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, for reasons of public policy, and in the permit holder class.
  • Notional targets and ranges for 2022 and 2023 will be confirmed or adjusted by November 1 of each year.
  • The Government of Canada set an objective to increase Francophone immigration to reach a target of 4.4% French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec by 2023. This range indicates how many admissions within the federal levels plan would be necessary to meet that target in 2023, based on the overall ranges for admissions outside of Quebec. Once Quebec tables its 2023 levels plan, this range may require updating.
Over 400,000 new immigrants will be choosing Canada as their new home in the next 3 years. You can be one of them. Consult our licensed member to learn more about the IRCC Immigration level Plan 2021 – 2023 and how we can improve your CRS scores and help you qualify under the most suited Express Entry stream. Book a free consultation and let’s talk!
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