Canada is expanding its immigration program to accept a larger number of new permanent residents, which means that there will be more opportunities for international students to stay in the country after graduating from Canadian higher education institutions.

Overall, the Canadian government plans to welcome 431,645 permanent residents in 2022, 447,055 in 2023, and 451,000 in 2024, as detailed in the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan. These are the highest immigration targets ever set for Canada. More than 405,000 people from all over the world became permanent residents in 2021, the most ever welcomed in a single year in Canadian history.

IRCC reported more than 730,000 new student permit applications through August 2021 in late-2021, roughly a 27 percent increase over the same period in 2019. The increase in 2021 application volumes reflects recent enrolment trends.

Increased gaps in the “Federal High Skilled” category, which accepts applications from international graduates of Canadian institutions, will largely drive the planned increase. Immigration is critical to Canada’s economic development. The Canadian government asserts,

“With 5 million Canadians set to retire by the end of this decade, the worker-to-retiree ratio will fall to only 3:1.” This is a clear indication that there is a significant economic need for increased immigration.” For more information tap this link:

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