Canada's Immigration Plan 2024-2026: Key Factors

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Posted On : Nov 09 , 2023 18:24:pm

Last Updated On : November 09 , 2023

The Canadian immigration department has planned to send 82,880 Invitations To Apply through the Express Entry stream in 2023. Per the latest express entry draw #271, 95,221 candidates received an ITA from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

On 1st November 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.

Following are the major factors for the latest immigration Plan:

  • Increasing French-speaking communities in Canada outside Quebec.
  • IRCC will invite 27,890 more candidates through the Express Entry Program and 4,500 more candidates through the Provincial Nominee Program compared to 2023.
  • Invitation through Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds and Other will be decreased for the upcoming year 2024.

Canada Immigration Targets by Immigration Minister Marc Miller

Will Canada invite more French-speaking skilled workers in the upcoming year?

The report says - Yes. IRCC has made a target to welcome 4.4% French-speaking permanent residents outside Quebec before completing the year 2022, and with its recent express entry draws and PNP-specific draws, they have achieved this target.

English & French people ratio Canada Source: Statics Canada

Currently, there are 4.4% francophone communities outside Quebec, and as per the new immigration plan for 2024 to 2026, the Canadian Immigration Department has planned to increase it to 6% in 2024, 7% in 2025 and 8% in 2026.

French is one of the official languages of Canada, and the Canadian government and minister have declared an action plan to enhance the vitality of official languages in Canada Francophone Immigration Strategy (PDF, 582 KB)

How can the increased invitations grow the Canadian economy?

During this year (2023), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made two major updates to make the draws skill-oriented. The provincial government has shared its requirements with the IRCC and the new immigration minister, Marc Miller, about labour needs in specific criteria to take Canadian business to the next level. IRCC updated the immigration plan accordingly.

When men are employed they are best contented..- Benjamin Franklin

Each province has its skilled-based draw to invite highly qualified international workers to overcome the labour shortage in Canada. The provincial government has launched many skill enhancement programs for trade workers.

People who moved to Canada as PR and supported the Canadian economy.

Which are the critical sectors for employment in Canada?

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

Are there any updates for Family members, including spouses, for the new immigration plan?

Yes, the target number of invitations has been updated for both Express Entry and PNP draws. If you have any family connections in Alberta, you can receive a Notification of Interest letter from the Provincial Government of Alberta.

The provincial government of Alberta has issued 1,220 nomination certificates only to candidates with Family connections and primary occupations in demand. For the last PNP Draw held on 26th October 2023, the required CRS score was 300-500.

To support newcomers in Canada, the Canadian government has supportive economic programs for their family members so that they can support Canadian economic growth.


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 some major updates during the year 2023, including NOC updates, Category occupation, automation tools to speed immigration applications, and upfront medical examinations for candidates for Express Entry clients.

Our RCIC, Mr. Paul Abraham, is a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant, a Canada Visa Expert and an active member of the Canadian Federation of Small Businesses. Thus, he is the best person to guide you through the process. The PAIC team takes care of your immigration application from scratch till the end.