Ottawa, November 1, 2017— Following the tabling of the 2017 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration on November 1, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is pleased to release details on its 2018 multi-year Immigration Levels Plan. Canada will welcome 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020.
|Immigration category||Category||2018 - Low||2018 - High||2018 - Target||2019 - LowTable 1 note 6||2019 - High||2019 - Target||2020 - LowTable 1 note 6||2020 - High||2020 - Target|
|Economic||Federal High SkilledTable 1 note 1||72,700||78,200||74,900||76,000||83,000||81,400||81,000||88,000||85,800|
|Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program||500||2,000||1,000||1,000||4,000||2,000||2,000||4,000||4,000|
|CaregiversTable 1 note 2||15,000||20,000||17,000||9,500||15,500||14,000||4,000||7,000||5,000|
|Federal BusinessTable 1 note 3||500||1,000||700||500||1,500||700||500||1,500||700|
|Provincial Nominee Program||53,000||57,400||55,000||57,000||63,500||61,000||62,000||68,500||67,800|
|Quebec Skilled Workers and BusinessTable 1 note 4||27,900||29,900||28,900||31,500||33,500||32,500||31,500||33,500||32,500|
|Family||Spouses, Partners, and Children||64,000||68,000||66,000||64,000||70,000||68,000||64,000||74,000||70,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||17,000||21,000||20,000||18,000||21,000||20,500||18,000||22,000||21,000|
|Refugees and Protected Persons||Protected Persons in Canada & Dependents Abroad||13,500||17,000||16,000||14,000||20,000||16,500||16,000||20,000||17,000|
|Resettled Refugees - Government Assisted||6,000||8,000||7,500||7,000||9,000||8,500||8,500||10,500||10,000|
|Resettled Refugees - Blended Visa Office Referred||1,000||3,000||1,500||1,000||3,000||1,650||1,000||3,000||1,700|
|Resettled Refugees - Privately Sponsored||16,000||20,000||18,000||17,000||21,000||19,000||18,000||23,000||20,000|
|Total Refugees and Protected Persons||36,500||48,000||43,000||39,000||53,000||45,650||43,500||56,500||48,700|
|Humanitarian and Other||Total Humanitarian & OtherTable 1 note 5||2,900||4,500||3,500||3,500||5,000||4,250||3,500||5,000||4,500|
|Overall Planned Permanent Admissions||290,000||330,000||310,000||300,000||350,000||330,000||310,000||360,000||340,000|
Table 1 notes
- Table 1 note 1
Includes Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class.
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- Table 1 note 2
Includes admissions in the Caring for Children Class and the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Class, pilot programs that replaced the Live-in Caregiver Program in late 2014. Applications received under the legacy Live-in Caregiver Program will continue to be processed, with the final applications expected to be processed in 2019 or 2020.
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- Table 1 note 3
There are currently two federal programs accepting new applications: the Start-Up Visa Program for Immigrant Entrepreneurs was created as a pilot program in 2013, and the Self-Employed Program, which targets persons with the experience and ability to contribute significantly to Canada. A small number of applications remain for processing in the Entrepreneur Program and the Federal Immigrant Investor Program which were canceled in 2014.
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- Table 1 note 4
Under the Canada-Quebec Accord, Quebec has full responsibility for the selection of immigrants destined to Quebec (except Family Class and in-Canada refugee claimants). Targets will be adjusted as necessary.
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- Table 1 note 5
Includes admissions of persons selected on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, for reasons of public policy, and in the Permit Holder Class.
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- Table 1 note 6
Notional targets for 2019 and 2020 will be confirmed by November 1 of each year.
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