Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025: 500,000 New Immigrants

Last Updated On : April 05 , 2023

Author: Amit Singh
Immigration Consultant at PAIC

Canada is at its maximum for new Immigrants from Last Year:

Canada overcame its previous record for immigration.
Growing the economy, reuniting families, and providing asylum to refugees fleeing persecution abroad are among Canada's immigration objectives.

Canadian immigrants in last 5 years

Express Entry and PNP Updates for 2023 to 2025

Most newly arrived permanent residents immigrate through economic class programs (Express Entry and PNP)


Updated Targets For Express Entry

will rise as follows:

  • 82,880 in 2023
  • 109,020 in 2024
  • 114,000 in 2025

Updated Targets For PNP

The PNP will remain Canada's leading admissions program for economic-class immigrants, and targets will also increase to

  • 105,500 in 2023
  • 110,000 in 2024
  • 117,500 in 2025

Higher PGP (Parents and Grandparents Program) admissions

Here is good news for People who are in Canada and want their Family to be in Canada as well OR People who are outside Canada and looking for Canadian immigration with their Family.
Family class sponsorship is the second largest permanent residence class defined by the Immigration Levels Plan.


Humanitarian and refugee populations are expected to shrink.

The overall refugee class target will be just over 76,000 new landings in 2023 and 2024 before dipping to 72,750 in 2025. The overall Humanitarian class target will be just over 16,000 in 2023, declining to 8000 in 2025.


Due to the Pandemic and economic shrink in Canada, IRCC has broken all its previous records. Still, Canada exceeded its 2021 immigration target. It broke the record for the most permanent residents invited, 405,000 in a year, where large allocations of ITAs (Invitation to apply) were given through Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nomination Programs.
The government must announce the Immigration Levels Plan each year by November 1 as per the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), The IRPA lays forth the fundamental principles and ideas that guide Canada's immigration and refugee protection policies.

Canada's Immigration Levels Plan (2021-2023)


  • In 2021, IRCC exceeded its target by welcoming more than 405,000 immigrants.
  • In 2022, this target will rise to 431,645 new permanent residents (PRs).
  • In 2023, Canada will aim to welcome an additional 447,055 immigrants.


It depends on your profile, do you have Candian Work Experience, Experience outside Canada, Which NOC suits your profile, your IELTS score, and other factors,
BC’s program – is currently the easiest way to get to Canada as a tech worker.

Check your eligibility with the Following Factors:
1. Check work experience (inside Canada/ Outside Canada)
2. Check Educational Qualification (under ECA)
3. Check Demographics for additional CRS (age, adaptability, and so on)
4. Check Language Proficiency (IELTS/ CELPIP/ French Proficiency Test)
5. Finally Check your CRS Score

Century Initiative is a registered charity run by business leaders and academics that advocates for the population of Canada to reach 100,000,000(1 Million) by 2100. So there will not be any stop for Canadian immigration in the upcoming years.

The data comes at a time when Canada is dealing with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, a historic labour shortage and a record one million job vacancies. Labour shortages are further impacted by Canada’s low birth rate of 1.4 children per women, one of the lowest globally. Immigration has been one of the main drivers of Canada’s economy, accounting for almost all the nation’s employment growth.

The updated Invitations for Express Entry in 2023 is 82,880 which is much higher than the last ITA in 2022 ie. 28,039 where Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Workers Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program are included.

Canada has planned to invite 23,000 new immigrants in 2023 under the Spouses, Partners, and Children program. family class sponsorship is the second largest permanent residence class defined by the Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025. By the end of August, the number of parents and grandparents who had become new permanent residents to Canada through the PGP was up by 13,180 people, or 233.5 percent higher than during the first eight months of 2021.