Canada's Immigration Plan 2024-2026: Key Factors

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Last Updated On : May 14 , 2024

It is a legal requirement under Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) publishes its yearly immigration plan by November 1st.

IRCC is actively seeking input from a variety of stakeholders. To understand their perspectives on immigration levels and how they impact different aspects of Canadian society, IRCC conducts surveys and engages in discussions with stakeholders. These consultations also involve provincial and territorial governments.

On November 1st, 2023, our new Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, and the Immigration Department of Canada released the updated Canadian immigration plan for 2024 to 2026 on the official website of Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada.

IRCC announced new targets for skilled workers, family members of PRs in Canada including spouses, Refugees, and Protected Persons.

Major Factors of the Latest Immigration Plan

  • Increasing French-speaking communities in Canada outside Quebec.
  • Increasing STEM Occupation Workers.
  • Give priority to candidates who have Canadian work experience.
  • Decreasing invitations through  Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

Marc Miller Announcement For Immigration Plan 2024

The Honourable Immigration Minister Marc Miller is always looking to update immigration policies and Canada immigration targets to help employers find skilled foreign workers interested in moving to Canada.

  • He is attempting to achieve immigration targets using a strategy that ensures people who come to Canada do not face a housing crisis.
  • The immigration minister's approach is not limited to filling the labour market. It extends to identifying and addressing the unique challenges encountered by international students in Canada.
  • The minister acknowledges the vital role and importance of Indigenous communities in Canada. 
  • As a newcomer, you may be concerned about adapting to the new work culture. The immigration minister is working to increase diversity and ensure equity in the workplace for foreign workers.

Which streams will be in demand for immigration in Plan 2024?

Certain critical business fields have a major impact on Canada's economy.

  • Health Occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Trade Occupations
  • Transportation Stream
  • Agriculture Stream

What are the updated targets for the immigration plan for 2024?

For a detailed view of each immigration plan, visiting the official IRCC website is recommended. However, we have provided some details for some popular programs as follows:




Federal Skilled Workers 



French‑speaking Skilled Professionals 



Provincial Nominee Program



Parents and Grandparents



Spouses, Partners and Children




With the updated immigration Plan for 2024-2026, the Canadian government has shown interest in welcoming more immigrants for the upcoming year. International skilled workers looking to immigrate to Canada will get a reliable immigration process. 

The Canadian government has made significant updates in 2023, including NOC and category occupation changes, automation tools, and upfront medical examination requirements for Express Entry candidates. These changes reflect the government's commitment to ensuring a fair and efficient immigration process.


Canada aims to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024.
Yes, in 2024, the target has increased to 6% for 2024, which was 4.4% in 2023 and is looking to increase this to 7% in 2025 and 8% in 2026.
Yes, chances are increased as there is 12.28% increased in targets for Parents and Grandparents, and 5.13% increase for Spouses, Partners and Children.