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)

Immigration Category Category Low High Target
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
Economic Total 164,100 183,500 172,500
Family Spouses, Partners and Children 62,000 66,000 64,000
Parents and Grandparents 18,000 20,000 20,000
Family Total 80,000 86,000 84,000
Refugees and Protected Persons Protected Persons in Canada and Dependants Abroad 13,000 16,000 15,000
Resettled Refugees 20,000 30,000 25,000
Government-Assisted 5,000 8,000 7,500
Blended Visa Office-Referred 1,000 3,000 1,500
Privately Sponsored 14,000 19,000 16,000
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
Overall 280,000 320,000 300,000

 

The figures reflect on-going applications currently on-process and targeted applications for 2017 of the IRCC.