Canada’s goal of admitting more than one million new permanent residents by the end of 2021 is attracting more and more international attention.
Recent reports from the BBC, CNN and others have highlighted how the three-year goal puts Canada on the world stage. As CNN pointed out, “Canada’s friendly position towards new residents comes as many other countries, including the United States, adopt more restrictive immigration policies.”
This is at the heart of Canada’s desire to increase immigration levels. In his annual report to Parliament last fall, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada, said: “Increasing levels of immigration, especially in the economic category, will help to maintain a workforce, support economic growth and stimulate innovation. “
According to Canada’s latest three-year plan on immigration levels, the total number of immigrants is expected to reach 350,000 new permanent residents by 2021. This represents an immigration level of almost 1% of the Canadian population, which according to the Conference Board of Canada, it must be achieved by 2030. guarantee modest economic and demographic growth.
Among the economic immigration programs in Canada, the three programs administered by Entrada (the federal skilled worker category, the professional category and the Canadian experience category) represent the highest goal in 2019 with 81,400 new admissions.
Introduced in 2015, Canada’s Quick Entry System is designed to appeal to young, highly skilled, English-speaking and French-speaking immigrants with skilled work experience. These are considered the necessary ingredients for success in Canada and maximize the contribution of a newcomer to the Canadian economy.
Government figures from January to October 2018 show that software engineers and designers, analysts and information systems consultants, as well as programmers and interactive media developers top the list of professionals invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada through: Express Entry in 2018.
|NOC||Top 10 Invited Occupations||2018 ITAs (as of Oct. 2018)|
|2173||Software Engineers and designers||3,918||7%|
|2171||Information systems analysts and consultants||3,523||6%|
|2174||Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers||2,301||4%|
|1111||Financial auditor and accountants||1,581||3%|
|1123||Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations||1,375||2%|
|1112||Financial and Investment Analysts||1,283||2%|
|4011||University professors and lecturers||1,265||2%|
|1122||Professional occupations in business management consulting||1,223||2%|
|0124||Advertising, marketing and public relations managers||1,138||2%|
One of the reasons why the Government of Canada introduced the Express Entry system was to accelerate the processing of permanent residence applications for skilled workers. Immigration, Refugees and Citizens of Canada (IRCC) says it is meeting its goal of a six-month processing time in 80% of cases.
The Canadian PCP is also expected to continue its impressive growth. The objective of the program is to spread the benefits of immigration among the provinces and participating territories by allowing them to nominate economic immigrants for permanent residence.
The NPP increased from 233 new permanent resident income in 1996 to a target of 55,000 in 2018. Its target for 2019 is 61,000;
Thus, the allocation of NPP candidates to Canada was distributed for 2018 among the participating provinces and territories. Keep in mind that Quebec does not participate in the PCP and, therefore, has no assignment.