Canada New Immigration Plan

Canada plans to bring over 1.2 million new immigrants over the next three years. 

The government released a roadmap for an immigration level plan for the next three years 2021-2023 focussing both short-term economic recovery and long-term prosperity.

In effect of Covid, travel restrictions and other constraints have led to a shortfall in admissions this year. So Government laid out a plan to welcome 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a points-based system to assess and score candidate profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool.


For candidates who are struggling to achieve a good CRS score despite having Masters or good IELTS score is the age. Ages between 21 to 29 has an advantage of the express entry program, but if you are over 30 plus, things are difficult in the moving in the queue as the current cutoff/trend is 471. 

It is hard to pursue the Canadian dream by waiting in the express entry pool if your score is low. Follow the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination programs to get additional 600 points on satisfying the requirements of PNP programs. The requirements vary between PNP streams. Canadian provinces are issuing nomination certificates to candidates in the Express Entry pool by Express Entry-aligned (‘enhanced’) PNP streams. 

Good News, The government is also aiming to admit 4.4% of french speakers out of total immigrants outside Quebec. This gives an opportunity to increase CRS score to add 25 to 50 additional points in your CRS score depends on the French exam score.

Check out the table for detailed NCLC and CLB score levels.

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