The following table represents the government of Canada's Immigration Plan for 2017, with a comparison to the target levels from 2016.

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Category Immigration Program 2017 Range 2017 Target 2016 Target Percentage change, 2016 to 2017

Economic Programs

(Assessment form)

FSW, FST, CEC 67,600 - 75,300 71,700 58,400 +22.77%
Atlantic Pilot Program Not given 2,000 Not applicable New program for 2017
Caregivers 17,000 - 20,000 18,000 22,000 -18.18%
Business (Assessment form) 500 - 1,000 500 800 -37.5%
Provincial Nominee Programs 49,000 - 54,000 51,000 47,800 +6.69%
Quebec Skilled Worker Program and Quebec Business 28,000 - 31,200 29,300 31,600 -7.28%
All Economic Programs 164,100 - 183,500 172,500 160,600 +7.41%
Percentage of overall: 57.5%

Family Class Programs

(Assessment form)

Spouses, Partners and Dependent Children 62,000 - 66,000 64,000 60,000 +6.67%
Parents and Grandparents (Assessment form) 18,000 - 20,000 20,000 20,000 No change
All Family Class Programs 80,000 - 86,000 84,000 80,000 +5%
Percentage of overall: 28%

Refugees and Protected Persons

Government-Assisted Refugees 5,000 - 8,000 7,500 24,600 -69.51%
Privately-Sponsored Refugees 14,000 - 19,000 16,000 17,800 -10.11%
Blended Visa Office Referred 1,000 - 3,000 1,500 2,400 -37.5%
Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad 13,000 - 16,000 15,000 11,000 +36.36%
All Refugees and Protected Persons 33,000 - 46,000 40,000 55,800 -28.32%
Percentage of overall: 13.33%

Humanitarian and Other

All Humanitarian and Other 2,900 - 4,500 3,500 3,600 -2.78%
Percentage of overall: 1.17%
Total Admission Range for all immigration categories in 2017 Immigration Levels Plan: 280,000 - 320,000
Total Admission Target for all immigration categories in 2017 Immigration Levels Plan: 300,000

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