As per Canadian Minister of Immigration, Canada will continue to welcome historically high numbers of immigrants, but Canada need to deal with the figure of new applications or risk creating new backlogs and longer processing times. Canada has more than sufficient applications readily available now to fill lots of professional needs, and Canada want to be fair to those people who have been waiting the longest.
The intended range for 2010 is 240,000 – 265,000 immigrants. CIC usually achieves the midpoint of this range. In 2010, CIC expect achieving the upper end of this range, allowing Canada to welcome more immigrants in the economic category than initially planned. This includes federal skilled workers and record-level numbers of provincial nominees, without dropping the number in the family or humanitarian immigration categories.
Even with upper numbers of economic immigrants, Canada still receives loads of more applications than can be processed in a judicious way. Consequently, the department is limiting the number of new applications it will think about in the federal skilled worker category every year. But old applications will be the most beneficiary of the new system.