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 note6||2019 – High||2019 – Target||2020 – LowTable 1 note6||2020 – High||2020 – Target|
|Economic||Federal High SkilledTable 1 note1||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 note2||15,000||20,000||17,000||9,500||15,500||14,000||4,000||7,000||5,000|
|Federal BusinessTable 1 note3||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 note4||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 note5||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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Table 1 note 6
- Notional targets for 2019 and 2020 will be confirmed by November 1 of each year.