Notice – Supplementary Information to the 2015 Immigration Levels Plan

November 6, 2014 – In 2015, Canada will welcome between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents. The 2015 Immigration levels plan supports the government’s economic growth strategy by addressing labour and skills shortages, reuniting families sooner and reducing backlogs. The economic immigration category will account for the largest segment of the 2015 levels plan, at almost 65 percent of overall admissions. The remaining 35 percent will consist of family class immigrants, refugees and others admitted under humanitarian programs.

Following the tabling of the 2014 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration on October 31, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is pleased to release details on its 2015 Immigration Levels Plan.

2015 Levels Plan – (260K-285K)
Plan Type Low High
Economic Federal Skilled Workers (including Federal Skilled Trades) 47,000 51,000
Canadian Experience Class 21,000 23,000
CaregiversFootnote 1 26,000 30,000
Federal Business 1,000 1,700
Quebec Business 5,000 5,500
Quebec Skilled Worker 26,000 27,000
Provincial Nominee Program 46,000 48,000
Ministerial Instruction Economic ProgramsFootnote 2 100 500
Economic Total 172,100 186,700
Percentage Mix 66.2% 65.5%
Family Spouses, Partners and Children (includes Public Policy) 45,000 48,000
Parents and Grandparents 18,000 20,000
Family Total 63,000 68,000
Percentage Mix 24.2% 23.9%
Humanitarian Protected Persons in Canada and Dependants AbroadFootnote 3 10,000 11,000
Government-Assisted Refugees 5,800 6,500
Blended Visa Office Referred 700 1,000
Privately Sponsored Refugees 4,500 6,500
Public Policy – Federal Resettlement Assistance 400 500
Public Policy – Other 500 700
Humanitarian and Compassionate 3,000 4,000
Humanitarian Total 24,900 30,200
Percentage Mix 9.6% 10.6%
  Permit Holders 0 100
  OVERALL 260,000 285,000

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