Why October is set to be a major month for Canadian immigration

The next month will hold announcements for the Parents and Grandparents Program, Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025, Statistics Canada census data and more.

The coming month is likely to be a busy one for Canada’s immigration sector. There are several end-of-year developments expected in the coming weeks that will lay a foundation for immigration targets and trends for the next year and beyond.

Immigration,Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will announce the process for the PGP 2022 in late October and the Immigration levels Plan 2023 -2025 will be announced by November 1. Additionally, Statistics Canada will publish census data on immigration from 2021, the first time in five years.

It is also likely that the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for the newly resumed all-program Express Entry draws will continue to decrease until it is below 500, as was the norm before the COVID-19 pandemic.