加拿大政府宣布计划通过移民支持经济复苏

2020年10月30日-渥太华-移民、难民和公民部长Marco Mendicino阁下今天提交了2021-2023年移民水平计划,该计划为负责任地增加移民目标设定了一条道路,以帮助加拿大经济从COVID-19中恢复,推动未来的增长,并为中产阶级加拿大人创造就业机会。

这场大流行凸显了移民对我们社区和所有经济部门的福祉的贡献。我们的医疗保健系统依靠移民来保障加拿大人的安全和健康。其他行业,如信息技术公司和我们的农民和生产者,也依靠新移民的才能来维持供应链,扩大业务,进而为加拿大人创造更多的就业机会。

虽然加拿大移民、难民和公民事务部(IRCC)在整个大流行期间继续接受和处理申请,但由于全球旅行限制和能力限制,导致过去几个月录取人数不足。为了弥补缺口,确保加拿大有足够的工人来填补关键的劳动力市场缺口,并保持在世界舞台上的竞争力,2021年至2023年水平计划的目标是继续以约占加拿大人口1%的速度欢迎移民,包括2021年40.1万名永久居民,2022年41.1万名,2023年42.1万名。之前的计划设定的目标是2021年35.1万人,2022年36.1万人。

加拿大人的健康、安全和保障仍然是我们的首要任务。加拿大加强了边境的健康检查以及监测和执法,在欢迎新移民时,我们将继续密切关注公共卫生官员的建议。

这个多年计划认识到家庭团聚的重要性,以及加拿大通过难民安置保护那些最危险的人的全球承诺。

该计划的重点包括

  • 在计划的3年内增加入学人数,以弥补2020年的不足。
  • 注重经济增长,约60%的录取人数将来自经济类。
  • 继续注重以创新和社区驱动的方式解决全国各地不同的劳动力和人口需求;
  • 重申致力于加拿大移民系统的能力建设和数字转型,以支持业务活动并减轻COVID-19对申请处理的影响。
  • 为 “快速入境 “项目中讲法语的候选人加分,以促进魁北克以外法语社区的发展。
  • 承诺在未来两年内通过 “经济流动途径项目 “接纳多达500名难民,该项目是帮助合格难民通过现有的经济移民途径申请永久居留的创新方法。
  • 为2020年3月13日至8月14日期间在大流行病前线工作的合格庇护申请者提供永久居留权的途径,为医疗机构的病人提供直接护理;

2021-2023年移民水平计划将有助于巩固加拿大在世界顶级人才目的地中的地位,为经济增长奠定坚实的基础,同时让家庭成员与亲人团聚,履行加拿大的人道主义承诺。

Government of Canada announces plan to support economic recovery through immigration

October 30, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan today, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle class Canadians.

The pandemic has highlighted the contribution of immigrants to the well-being of our communities and across all sectors of the economy. Our health-care system relies on immigrants to keep Canadians safe and healthy. Other industries, such as information technology companies and our farmers and producers, also rely on the talent of newcomers to maintain supply chains, expand their businesses and, in turn, create more jobs for Canadians.

Although Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continued to accept and process applications throughout the pandemic, the global travel restrictions and capacity constraints led to a shortfall in admissions over the last several months. To compensate for the shortfall and ensure Canada has the workers it needs to fill crucial labour market gaps and remain competitive on the world stage, 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.

The health, safety and security of Canadians remain our top priorities. Canada has strengthened health screening at the border as well as monitoring and enforcement, and will continue to closely follow the advice of public health officials as we welcome newcomers.

This multi-year levels plan recognizes the importance of family reunification and Canada’s global commitment to protecting those most at risk through refugee resettlement. 

Highlights of the plan include

  • an increase in admissions over the 3 years of the plan to make up the shortfall in 2020
  • a focus on economic growth, with about 60% of admissions to come from the Economic Class
  • a continued focus on innovative and community-driven approaches to address diverse labour and demographic needs across the country
  • a renewed commitment to capacity-building and digital transformation in Canada’s immigration system, to support operations and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the processing of applications
  • additional points for French-speaking candidates under Express Entry, to promote the growth of Francophone communities outside of Quebec
  • a commitment to admit up to 500 refugees over the next 2 years through the Economic Mobility Pathways Project, an innovative approach that helps qualified refugees apply for permanent residence through existing economic immigration pathways
  • a pathway to permanent residency for eligible asylum claimants who were working on the front lines of the pandemic between March 13 and August 14, 2020, providing direct care to patients in health-care institutions

The 2021–2023 Immigration Levels Plan will help cement Canada’s place among the world’s top destinations for talent, creating a strong foundation for economic growth while reuniting family members with their loved ones and fulfilling Canada’s humanitarian commitments.


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