Canada’s Immigration Targets 2016
Immigrants in all classes make meaningful contributions to our economy and our communities. John McCallum. March 2016.
The Canadian government is seeking a record number of newcomers this year. On March 8, 2016, John McCallum announced that Canada will admit between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents this year. This is the highest projected level in decades.
According to the immigration minister, immigration is critical to Canada’s economic future that’s why the economic class will continue to account for the majority (53%) of all admissions in 2016. Family class will account for 26.7% and the humanitarian and refugee categories 20%.
The 2016 annual immigration levels plan significantly increases admissions in two categories:
In addition to the 25,000 Syrians the government has resettled, the government has also pledged to resettle another 10,000 government-assisted Syrian refugees by the end of 2016.
Doubling the number of sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents that it will accept for processing to 10,000 a year. 20,000 admissions are planned under the Parent and Grandparent Program and by the end of 2016.
|Canada Immigration Targets 2016|
|Federal Economic High Skilled||58,400|
|Quebec Skilled Worker||26,200|
|Spouses, Partners and Children||60,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||20,000|
|Privately Sponsored Refugees||17,800|
|Protected Persons and Refugees Total||55,800|
|Humanitarian and Other||3,600|
|Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada|
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