The Conservatives have promised to cut "whole" immigration, with "most" migrants being asked to have job offers to come to Britain – regardless of where they come from.
Highly capable scientists and those who want to start a business will be among a small number of exceptions.
Access to benefits will be equated between EU citizens and people from other places, which means waiting five years for non-British citizens, and benefits will no longer be sent abroad to support children outside the UK.
The ministers have explained that they have finally abandoned the party's old commitment to reduce migration below 100,000 per year – a target they have never met.
The party said the new measures would save around £ 800 million a year in 2024-2025.
Announcing the plan, Interior Minister Priti Patel said: "One of the benefits of Brexit is that we can take back control and make our system more equitable. The majority conservative government will ensure that people who come to our great country from anywhere in the world will contribute on the first day. "
He added: "Immigration will eventually be subject to democratic control, enabling us to get overall figures."
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An announcement by Ms. Patel came along debate within Labor regarding their own immigration policy, with some senior figures supporting freedom of movement and others wanting to curb it.
But after six hours of negotiations in London on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn said there was a "unanimous agreement" between his shadow cabinet and key union supporters about the party's manifesto.
Labor party chairman Ian Lavery told Sky News that the discussion was "very friendly" with "very little difference of opinion at all".
Workers will not comment on reports about the contents of the manifesto, but deputy political editor Sky News' Sam Coates and political correspondent Tom Rayner have been told by sources that Labor has suspended their conference resolution to maintain the free movement and will instead renegotiate policy migration with the European Union if Britain chooses to go in the second referendum.
Mr Corbyn described the Labor manifesto – expected to be launched on Thursday – as "a transformative document that will change the lives of people in the country for the better".
Among the policies set for inclusion are Free dental checkups for everyone in the UK, with it having announced plans to return the band's one fee introduced in 1951 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Mr Johnson said that every Tory candidate who stood in the general election had agreed to support the Brexit agreement in the next parliament.
The prime minister has been repeatedly frustrated at Commons in trying to get his approval, but said people could be "100%" sure it would work if they voted for a Conservative majority on December 12.
He told The Sunday Telegraph that all 635 party candidates were committed to the agreement he had made with Brussels and promised that his government would "unblock" the parliament and grant Brexit.
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Johnson needs 326 Tory candidates to be elected next month to get a majority, which he thinks is the only way voters can ensure that the results of the 2016 referendum will be delivered.
The prime minister added: "I offer a pact with the people: if you choose the Conservatives, you can be 100% sure the majority Conservative government will unblock the parliament and resolve Brexit."
Last month, Mr. Johnson – who faced new claims about breadth his controversial relationship with US businessman Jennifer Arcuri – see the Withdrawal Agreement Bill approved in principle by members of parliament.
They chose 329 votes for 299, but the joy for the prime minister was short-lived because the parliament then rejected the quick schedule he had set by 322 votes to 308.
The second vote effectively paid its promise to bring Britain out of the European Union by Halloween – "nothing, nothing but".
He also stated that he would "be better off dead in the gutter" than asking for an extension to Brussels, but eventually did so and requested the Brexit date be returned to January 31.