Canada's Immigration Plan for 2017

Last updated: 14 September 2020

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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CategoryImmigration Program2017 Range2017 Target2016 TargetPercentage change, 2016 to 2017

Economic Programs

(Assessment form)

FSW, FST, CEC67,600 - 75,30071,70058,400+22.77%
Atlantic Pilot ProgramNot given2,000Not applicableNew program for 2017
Caregivers17,000 - 20,00018,00022,000-18.18%
Business (Assessment form)500 - 1,000500800-37.5%
Provincial Nominee Programs49,000 - 54,00051,00047,800+6.69%
Quebec Skilled Worker Program and Quebec Business28,000 - 31,20029,30031,600-7.28%
All Economic Programs164,100 - 183,500172,500160,600+7.41%
Percentage of overall: 57.5%

Family Class Programs

(Assessment form)

Spouses, Partners and Dependent Children62,000 - 66,00064,00060,000+6.67%
Parents and Grandparents (Assessment form)18,000 - 20,00020,00020,000No change
All Family Class Programs80,000 - 86,00084,00080,000+5%
Percentage of overall: 28%

Refugees and Protected Persons

Government-Assisted Refugees5,000 - 8,0007,50024,600-69.51%
Privately-Sponsored Refugees14,000 - 19,00016,00017,800-10.11%
Blended Visa Office Referred1,000 - 3,0001,5002,400-37.5%
Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad13,000 - 16,00015,00011,000+36.36%
All Refugees and Protected Persons33,000 - 46,00040,00055,800-28.32%
Percentage of overall: 13.33%

Humanitarian and Other

All Humanitarian and Other2,900 - 4,5003,5003,600-2.78%
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