Notice – Supplementary Information to the 2015 Immigration Levels Plan
November 6, 2014 – In 2015, Canada will welcome between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents. The 2015 Immigration levels plan supports the government’s economic growth strategy by addressing labour and skills shortages, reuniting families sooner and reducing backlogs. The economic immigration category will account for the largest segment of the 2015 levels plan, at almost 65 percent of overall admissions. The remaining 35 percent will consist of family class immigrants, refugees and others admitted under humanitarian programs.
Following the tabling of the 2014 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration on October 31, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is pleased to release details on its 2015 Immigration Levels Plan.
|Economic||Federal Skilled Workers (including Federal Skilled Trades)||47,000||51,000|
|Canadian Experience Class||21,000||23,000|
|Quebec Skilled Worker||26,000||27,000|
|Provincial Nominee Program||46,000||48,000|
|Ministerial Instruction Economic ProgramsFootnote2||100||500|
|Family||Spouses, Partners and Children (includes Public Policy)||45,000||48,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||18,000||20,000|
|Humanitarian||Protected Persons in Canada and Dependants AbroadFootnote3||10,000||11,000|
|Blended Visa Office Referred||700||1,000|
|Privately Sponsored Refugees||4,500||6,500|
|Public Policy – Federal Resettlement Assistance||400||500|
|Public Policy – Other||500||700|
|Humanitarian and Compassionate||3,000||4,000|
Caregivers include admissions in all streams of the Caregiver Program.
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The permanent residents in the Ministerial Instruction Economic Programs category includes people who are admitted through the Start-up Visa Program for entrepreneurs (introduced in 2013), the proposed immigrant investor venture capital program, and may include admissions in programs currently in development.
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Beginning in 2015, Protected Persons in Canada and Dependants Abroad are combined into a single line item for planning and reporting purposes.