Canada will hold more PNP draws in the coming years

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Canada will hold more PNP draws in the coming years

The recently announced Immigration Levels Plan will significantly increase permanent residents arriving in Canada, the majority under the Provincial Nominee Program. 

In 2022, 83,500 new permanent residents were invited to Canada through this program, but that number is set to jump 20,000 higher next year – 105,000 total – due to the recent Immigrations Level Plans changes. 


Recent Immigrations Level Plans changes Highlights

With targets of 465,000 permanent residents in 2023, 485,000 in 2024, and 500,000 in 2025, the government is keeping this ambition. The plan also places a strong focus on recruiting immigrants from various countries across the world, particularly rural and small-town areas.


  • With approximately over 60% of admissions in the economic class by 2025, there will be a long-term focus on economic growth.


  • Using new Express Entry features to accept immigrants with the necessary skills and talents in fields with severe labor shortages, such as STEM, healthcare, manufacturing, and building trades (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).


  • Increases in regional programs such as the Provincial Nominee Program, the Atlantic Immigration Program, and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to address specific local labor market needs


  • Boosting the speed of family reunions.


  • Ensure that at least 4.4% of brand-new permanent residents are francophone outside of Quebec.


  • Support for global crises by giving refuge to individuals facing siege, especially by extending the Economic Mobility Pathways pilot.


PNP Targets will increase.

Most of the new immigrants who become permanent residents are doing so through economic-class initiatives like the Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs).

By 2024, the PNP target will be 110,000, and by 2025, it will be 117,500. Therefore, one-fifth of all new permanent residents admitted in 2025 will come through the PNP.

The PNP will continue to be Canada’s major program for accepting immigrants for economic class, and its targets will also increase.

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