Canada: Launch of the 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan

Key Points 

  • On 1 November 2022, the government of Canada announced the new targeted immigration admissions rates by category for the years 2024, 2025 and 2026 


On 1 November 2023, the government of Canada released details on the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2024-2026. Through the plan, the government aims to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, 500,000 in 2025 and plateau at 500,000 in 2026. 

Immigration Category  




Overall Permanent Resident Admissions Target  485,000 500,000 500,000 
French-Speaking Residents (outside of Quebec)  26,100  31,500 36,000 
Federal High Skilled 110,770 117,500 117,500 
Federal Business  5,000 6,000 6,000  
Economic Pilot Programs 10,875 14,750 13,750 
Atlantic Immigration Program  6,500 8,500 8,500 
Provincial Nominee Program  110,000 120,000 120,000 


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 additional insights on the plan, check here.

What are the Changes?  

The government of Canada launched the 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan, which aims to increase temporary and permanent residence pathways throughout the country. 

The plan focuses on prioritizing economic growth and supporting family reunification. In addition, the plan aims to respond to potential humanitarian crisis and target French-speaking permanent residents.   

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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