On November 1st Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released the Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026.
The sets the target for the number of permanent resident admissions to Canada for the next three years.
Canada will admit 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 annually in both each of 2024 and 2025.
Immigration Minister Marc Miller said that the plan would stabilize the number of newcomers arriving in Canada, which has been a matter of concern for many Canadians.
A recent report by the Environics Institute found that Canadians are voicing less support for elevated levels of immigration than they have in previous years. The report found that those who had withdrawn their support said they were worried about affordability in Canada, particularly housing.