Canada Aims To Attract between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents in 2015-2016 immigration plan unveiled by the government of Canada.
Toward the end of each year, the government of Canada announces how many immigrants it aims to attract over the following year and reveals a breakdown in the number of immigrants that will be allocated to the various Canadian immigration programs. These programs cover skilled economic immigration, family sponsorship, and refugee and humanitarian programs. The economic category will account for the largest at almost 65 percent of overall admissions.
Breaking down the numbers
Canada is seeking to attract workers who will succeed in the Canadian labour market and integrate smoothly into Canadian society. Economic immigration, which is based on an individual’s skills and experience, presents an opportunity for foreign workers and their families to come to Canada through a variety of programs. Of the immigrants to be selected for permanent residence in Canada, between 169,000 and 185,200 are expected to be economic immigrants.
Economic immigration is segmented into different classes. One of these classes is the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), which allows temporary foreign workers with at least one year of Canadian work experience to apply for a Permanent Resident Visa. The allocation for CEC applicants has been increased from 15,000 to 23,000 — welcome news for foreign workers and students in Canada who aspire to attain permanent resident status. As for foreign skilled workers who don’t necessarily have one year of Canadian work experience, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) estimates that around 51,000 federal skilled workers will be selecte.
There will be no eligible occupation list, as there is under the Federal Skilled Worker Program in its existing format, and as of January prospective candidates will no longer be able to apply directly to that program. Instead, they will make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada and, if selected, will be issued an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) has also received a modest boost in allocation numbers under the immigration plan. The PNPs allow provinces to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate based on local labour market needs, and applicants need to demonstrate their intention to settle in the province that has accepted their application or selected them.
The government of Canada aims to attract around 48,000 new immigrants through these provincial programs. Interestingly, a portion of the PNPs will be conducted through Express Entry, with the remainder of applications being processed outside the Express Entry system.
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