#ImmigrationMatters: Canada’s immigration system

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

How are immigrants selected?

We follow a plan for immigration that helps distribute the benefits of immigration across the country. We select immigrants for their economic contribution, for their humanitarian needs and to reunite families.

Every year, we set targets for the number of immigrants we allow into the country for each immigration category. We give the public, provinces and territories, businesses and organizations that help immigrants settle in Canada an opportunity to let us know what they think about the targets before they are finalized.

In 2023, our target is to welcome 465,000 permanent residents, to ensure Canada has the workers it needs to fill critical labour market gaps and support a strong economy.

Looking ahead, Canada plans to welcome 485,000 permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. This works out to about 1.2% of our population.

Provinces and territories select a growing number of immigrants in the economic category, as well. Under the Canada-Quebec Accord, Quebec is responsible for selecting economic immigrants and some of the refugees that come to the province.

In recent years, Canada has changed the ratio of different kinds of immigrants to focus more on the economic category.

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