According to the Immigration Level Plan 2022-2024

Canada’s federal government plans to increase the number of new permanent residents in the next three years and is hoping to resettle more than 1.3 million individuals by the end of 2024. The newly released Immigration Level Plan states that the resettlement goal for 2022 alone is 431,645.

At the same time, the IRCC is working through a massive backlog of applications that piled up during the pandemic. To speed up processing times, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced $85 million in new capital and software in an attempt to get back on track by the end of the year.

Despite these challenges, the Minister is confident these goals will be easy to hit, especially considering last year’s record-breaking number of new permanent residents. According to him, increased immigration is crucial for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery.

“If we want to be able to sustain our health care system, our public education system, the social services and benefits that are provided by different levels of government, we’re going to need more workers and young families to come here,” Fraser noted.


According to CIC News, 56% of new immigrants will arrive under the economic class pathways – such as Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program and the Temporary to Permanent Residence Stream.

The Provincial Nominee Program should be the main resource of immigrants in 2022, while Express Entry is cut in half for the same period. Regarding the Temporary to Permanent Residence Program, Canada is expecting to land 40,000 people by the end of this year, and the final 32,000 by 2023.

So far, Ontario has invited 749 workers to apply for a provincial nomination in 2022. There were 41 targeted occupations, mostly related to trades, health and agriculture.

How Does the PNP Program Work?

The Provincial Nominee Program enables Canada’s provinces and territories to nominate candidates for permanent residence. It’s a program for workers that have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to a province’s economy. Each province has its own streams and requirements.

The application for this program depends on the specific streams a person is applying for, but regardless of the stream, you have to pass a medical exam and have a certificate you passed a police check. To be eligible, you must meet the minimum requirements of the province’s non-Express Entry streams and be nominated by the province itself. To be nominated, you must also follow the instructions on the website of the province you want to live in.