Fortunately, IRCC has various things in the pipeline, making it possible to achieve its goal or come close to achieving the target by the end of 2021. For instance, there are 23,000 additional Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) holders who can now move to Canada following the easing of travel restrictions on June 21st. Additionally, persons who have recently been approved for permanent residence are now free to move to Canada.
After launching six new permanent residency streams in May for 90,000 essential workers and international student graduates living in Canada, the registered individuals became immigrants. To make the move legit, IRCC hopes to process 40,000 applications by the end of 2021.
Finally, the Express Entry IRCC has been holding from 2020 throughout the year 2021 to prioritize Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates can also boost the population since approximately 90% of the population lives in Canada. Therefore, IRCC must ensure that the permanent residence landing process for a significant number of candidates is completed by the end of 2021.
However, IRCC’s plan to achieve the 401,000 immigrants target is likely to get disruptions, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic’s fluidity. Fortunately, the increased momentum Canada has witnessed in permanent resident arrivals might help the federal government come close to its target. The good news is, if IRCC manages to register at least 40,000 newcomers every month, the landing will come close to the intended mark, falling narrowly below the 401,000 target by welcoming 385,000 immigrants. The population would still be a target second highest record set in Canadian history since 2013 when the country welcomed 401,000 immigrants.