Canada Immigration Targets (2018-2020)

Canada’s immigration plan: Nearly 1 million immigrants (2018 – 2020)

Canada Immigration Targets 2018

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
 Category 2018 2019 2020
Economic
Federal High Skilled 74,900 81,400 85,800
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program 1,000 2,000 4,000
Caregivers 17,000 14,000 5,000
Federal Business 700 700 700
Provincial Nominee Program 55,000 61,000 67,800
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business 28,900 32,500 32,500
Family
Spouses, Partners, and Children 66,000 68,000 70,000
Parents and Grandparents 20,000 20,500 21,000
Refugee
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
Humanitarian
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

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