Canadian government never forgets to update its immigration programs, making them easier for the immigrant populations. Currently, the country has a 2020-2022 vision for Canadian immigrants, they are planning to announce by March.
2020-2022 Vision for Immigrants
One of the significant highlights of the Canadian government’s new immigration policy is its 2020-2022 vision. For 2020, they have an immigration target of 341, 000 newcomers, and for 2022, it is as high as 360,000.
Alterations Made in Parents and Grandparents Program
The federal government of Canada is expecting to announce its new immigrant plans for Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) by April 2020. The Canadian government has undertaken a big challenge by raising the immigrant target to 21,000 under PGP by 2020. To achieve this target, the federal government will be focusing on the shortcomings that occurred during the previous selection process.
A large Number of Immigrants can benefit the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Another focus of the new immigration plan proposed by the Canadian government is to raise the number of immigrants under the Provincial Nominee Program. They are planning to welcome 67,800 immigrants that include the applicants, spouses, and dependents. This means an 11% increase from the year 2019.
To expand immigrant settlement to areas other than large municipalities, the government has introduced regional PNP streams. This step further helps in economic growth and other developments in smaller cities and rural areas.
Citizenship Fees to be Declined or Exterminated
The Canadian government is planning to reduce or temporarily eliminate their citizenship fees. The current cost of becoming a citizen is comparatively high, which is not affordable for people with low incomes. But when this policy gets implemented, it can lead to a 40% decline in the citizenship fees. Canada had revised its immigration rules in 2019. You can read it here.