Canada Immigration Targets (2018-2020)
Canada’s immigration plan: Nearly 1 million immigrants (2018 – 2020)
Canada’s Immigration Targets for 2018-2020
On November 1st, 2017, the Canadian government announced its “multi-year immigration plan” that aims to bring 980,000 permanent residents in the following three years.
Once again, the Canadian government argues that the goal is to support both Canadian businesses and labour market needs, and remarked that “the multi-year immigration plan will foster economic growth in the face of slowing labour force growth and an ageing population”.
The economic class will continue to account for the majority (58%) of all admissions; the family class will account for 28% and 14% will be admitted under the humanitarian and refugee categories.
|Canada’s Immigration Targets 2018-2020|
|Federal High Skilled||74,900||81,400||85,800|
|Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program||1,000||2,000||4,000|
|Provincial Nominee Program||55,000||61,000||67,800|
|Quebec Skilled Workers and Business||28,900||32,500||32,500|
|Spouses, Partners, and Children||66,000||68,000||70,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||20,000||20,500||21,000|
|Protected Persons in Canada & Dependents Abroad||16,000||16,500||17,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Government Assisted||7,500||8,500||10,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office Referred||1,500||1,650||1,700|
|Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored||18,000||19,000||20,000|
|Total Humanitarian & Other||3,500||4,250||4,500|
|Total Permanent Admissions||310,000||330,000||340,000|
|Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.|
According to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Minister Hussen traveled across the country and heard from a variety of stakeholders, including businesses, labour, provinces and territories, families and advocates. “They all sent a resounding message that increased immigration is a necessity for economic growth, community sustainability, and keeping Canada globally competitive.”
IMMIGRATION TARGETS 2018-2020