What does the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan mean for the resettlement of refugees?

For the year 2021, the plan projects a total of 12 500 resettled refugees - government-assisted, 22 500 resettled refugees - privately sponsored and 1000 resettled refugees - Blended Visa Office-Referred.

The 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan was presented on October 30th by The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. The 2021 to 2023 levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. The previous plan set targets of 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022.

More specifically, this plan forecasts a target number of 59 500 refugees and protected persons in 2021, 60 500 in 2022 and 61 000 in 2023.

For the year 2021, the plan projects a total of 12 500 resettled refugees - government-assisted, 22 500 resettled refugees - privately sponsored and 1000 resettled refugees - Blended Visa Office-Referred.

In 2019, Canada welcomed 30 087 resettled refugees, becoming the country with the highest number of resettled refugees for the second year in a row. Amongst them, 19 143 had been privately sponsored.