Canada: Launch of the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan

November 3, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points 

  • On 1 November 2022, the government of Canada announced the new targeted immigration admissions rates by category for the years 2023, 2024 and 2025 


On 1 November 2022, the government of Canada released details on the 2023-2025 Canada Immigration Levels Plan. Through the plan, the Canadian government aims to approve over 465,00 new permanent resident applications in 2023; 485,000 in 2024; and 500,000 in 2025. The breakdown of these numbers includes some of the following immigration categories:  

Immigration Category 




Federal High Skilled 




Federal Economic Public Policies 




Federal Business 




Atlantic Immigration Program 




Provincial Nominee Program 




The government also shared information on the anticipated admission numbers for family category visas, refugee and protected individual categories, and other humanitarian visa types.  

For information on previous Immigration Levels Plans in Canada, check here. For additional insight into the government of Canada’s strategy for attracting immigrants to the country, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Canada launched the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan, which aims to increase temporary and permanent residence pathways throughout the country along with significantly increasing the number of refugees and asylum seekers admitted. According to the government, the plan charts an ambitious and responsible pathway toward increasing immigration in Canada to fuel the Canadian economy.  

Looking Ahead  

The officials of Quebec are expected to release additional information on Quebec’s Immigration Plan in the coming weeks. Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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