Canada is expected to welcome between 280,000 to 320,000 new permanent residents this year 2017. This was revealed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in their 2017 Immigration Levels Plan that was tabled in the 2016 Annual Report to Parliament at Ottawa on October 31, 2016.
Below is the breakdown of expected new permanent residents according to immigration categories:
Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
|Economic||Federal EconomicTable 1 note 1 Includes Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class and Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program||69,600||77,300||73,700|
|Federal CaregiversTable 1 note 2||17,000||20,000||18,000|
|Federal BusinessTable 1 note 3||500||1,000||500|
|Provincial Nominee Program||49,000||54,000||51,000|
|Quebec Skilled Workers and Business||28,000||31,200||29,300|
|Family||Spouses, Partners and Children||62,000||66,000||64,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||18,000||20,000||20,000|
|Refugees and Protected Persons||Protected Persons in Canada and Dependants Abroad||13,000||16,000||15,000|
|Blended Visa Office-Referred||1,000||3,000||1,500|
|Protected Persons and Refugees Total||33,000||46,000||40,000|
|Humanitarian and OtherTable 1 note 4||Humanitarian and Other||2,900||4,500||3,500|
The figures reflect on-going applications currently on-process and targeted applications for 2017 of the IRCC.