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Immigration Plan 2016

Canada will welcome between 280,000 and 305,000 (target 300,000) new permanent residents in 2016.
Immigration Categories Low High Target
Federal Economic—High Skilled Footnote 1 54,000 59,000 58,400
Federal Economic—CaregiversFootnote 2 20,000 22,000 22,000
Federal Economic—BusinessFootnote 3 500 900 800
Provincial Nominee Program 46,000 48,000 47,800
Quebec Skilled Worker 25,500 27,000 26,200
Quebec Business 5,200 5,500 5,400
 

Economic Total

151,200 162,400 160,600
Spouses, Partners and Children 57,000 62,000 60,000
Parents and Grandparents 18,000 20,000 20,000
 

Family Total

75,000 82,000 80,000
Protected Persons in Canada and Dependants Abroad 10,000 11,000 11,000
Resettled Refugees 41,000 46,000 44,800
Government-Assisted Refugees 24,000 25,000 24,600
Blended Visa Office-Referred 2,000 3,000 2,400
Privately Sponsored Refugees 15,000 18,000 17,800
 

Protected Persons and Refugees Total

51,000 57,000 55,800
 

Humanitarian and Other Footnote 4

2,800 3,600 3,600
 

O V E R A L L

280,000 305,000 300,000

 

 

Immigration has been essential for Canada’s population growth and prosperity, and will stay so for decades at least. Please see Statistic Canada’s projection for medium population growth including immigration numbers:

Components of population growth, medium-growth – historical trends (1981 to 2008) scenario (M1) — Canada, 2009/2010 to 2060/2061

Canada, 2009/2010 to 2060/2061
Period Population at the beginning of period Births Deaths Immigrants Total emigrants 1 Net non-permanent residents
                                                                                  Thousands
2009/2010 33,739.9 390.6 243.5 252.5 47.2 46.0
2010/2011 34,138.2 395.4 247.3 252.5 47.4 40.9
2011/2012 34,532.2 400.1 251.0 252.5 47.6 35.8
2012/2013 34,921.9 404.7 254.9 263.1 47.8 30.7
2013/2014 35,317.5 409.1 258.7 266.3 48.1 25.5
2014/2015 35,711.7 413.2 262.6 269.5 48.3 20.4
2015/2016 36,103.9 416.9 266.4 272.7 48.6 15.3
2016/2017 36,493.8 420.2 270.3 275.9 48.8 10.2
2017/2018 36,881.0 422.9 274.2 279.0 49.1 5.1
2018/2019 37,264.8 425.2 278.2 282.2 49.4 0.0
2019/2020 37,644.6 427.0 282.2 285.3 49.6 0.0
2020/2021 38,025.1 428.3 286.4 288.4 49.9 0.0
2021/2022 38,405.5 429.1 290.5 291.5 50.1 0.0
2022/2023 38,785.5 429.3 294.8 294.6 50.4 0.0
2023/2024 39,164.3 429.2 299.3 297.8 50.6 0.0
2024/2025 39,541.3 428.7 304.1 300.9 50.8 0.0
2025/2026 39,915.9 427.9 309.1 303.9 51.1 0.0
2026/2027 40,287.7 427.1 314.3 307.0 51.3 0.0
2027/2028 40,656.2 426.3 319.9 310.1 51.5 0.0
2028/2029 41,021.1 425.6 325.8 313.1 51.7 0.0
2029/2030 41,382.4 425.3 332.0 316.1 51.9 0.0
2030/2031 41,740.0 425.5 338.5 319.1 52.1 0.0
2031/2032 42,093.9 426.3 345.4 322.0 52.3 0.0
2032/2033 42,444.6 427.7 352.5 324.9 52.4 0.0
2033/2034 42,792.2 429.8 359.9 327.9 52.6 0.0
2034/2035 43,137.3 432.7 367.6 330.7 52.8 0.0
2035/2036 43,480.4 436.2 375.4 333.6 53.0 0.0
2036/2037 43,821.7 440.4 383.4 336.5 53.2 0.0
2037/2038 44,162.0 445.0 391.4 339.3 53.4 0.0
2038/2039 44,501.4 450.1 399.5 342.2 53.7 0.0
2039/2040 44,840.5 455.4 407.4 345.0 53.9 0.0
2040/2041 45,179.6 460.8 415.3 347.8 54.1 0.0
2041/2042 45,518.8 466.2 422.9 350.7 54.4 0.0
2042/2043 45,858.5 471.6 430.2 353.5 54.6 0.0
2043/2044 46,198.7 476.7 437.3 356.4 54.9 0.0
2044/2045 46,539.6 481.6 443.9 359.2 55.2 0.0
2045/2046 46,881.3 486.2 450.3 362.1 55.5 0.0
2046/2047 47,224.0 490.5 456.1 364.9 55.8 0.0
2047/2048 47,567.5 494.5 461.5 367.8 56.0 0.0
2048/2049 47,912.3 498.1 466.4 370.7 56.3 0.0
2049/2050 48,258.3 501.4 470.7 373.6 56.6 0.0
2050/2051 48,605.9 504.3 474.6 376.5 56.9 0.0
2051/2052 48,955.2 507.0 477.9 379.4 57.2 0.0
2052/2053 49,306.6 509.5 480.7 382.4 57.5 0.0
2053/2054 49,660.2 511.8 483.0 385.3 57.8 0.0
2054/2055 50,016.5 513.9 484.7 388.3 58.1 0.0
2055/2056 50,375.9 516.0 485.9 391.3 58.4 0.0
2056/2057 50,738.9 518.0 486.6 394.3 58.7 0.0
2057/2058 51,105.8 520.0 487.0 397.4 59.0 0.0
2058/2059 51,477.1 522.0 487.1 400.4 59.3 0.0
2059/2060 51,853.2 524.2 487.0 403.6 59.6 0.0
2060/2061 52,234.3 526.5 486.9 406.7 59.9 0.0
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Include emigrants, returning emigrants and net changes in the number of Canadians temporarily abroad.