The Government of Canada plans to welcome 350,000 new permanent residents by the year 2021. The table below provides details on Canada's Immigration Levels Plan for the next three years and includes a comparison of 2021 targets with 2017 targets.

Visit the Canada Multi-Year Immigration Plan 2018 to 2020 page if you want details on Canada's previous immigration levels plan.

To find out if you are eligible for one of these Canadian immigration programs, please fill out a free assessment form.

Category Immigration Program 2018 2019 2020 2021 Percentage change, 2018 to 2021

Economic Programs

(Assessment form)

Range Target Range Target Range Target Range Target
FSW, FST, CEC 72,700-78,200 74,900 76,000- 86,000 81,400 81,000-88,000 85,800 84,000-91,000 88,800 +18.56%
Atlantic Pilot Program 500- 2,000 1,000 1,000-4,000 2,000 2,000-4,000 4,000 TBD TBD +100% (2018)
Caregivers 15,000-20,000 17,000 9,500-15,500 14,000 4,000-7,000 5,000 TBD TBD -72.22% (2018)
Business (Assessment form) 500-1,000 700 500-1,500 700 500-1,500 700 500-1,500 700
Provincial Nominee Programs 53,000-57,400 55,000 57,000-68,000 61,000 62,000-71,000 67,800 67,000-74,000 71,300 +29.64%
Quebec Skilled Worker Program and Quebec Business 27,900-29,900 28,900 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD +10.92% (2018)
All Economic Programs 169,600- 188,500 177,500 174,500-209,500 191,600 181,000-206,000 195,800 189,000-212,000 202,300 +13.97%
Percentage of overall: 57.25% Percentage of overall: 58.06% Percentage of overall: 57.59% Percentage of overall: 57.8%

Family Class Programs

(Assessment form)

Spouses, Partners and Dependent Children 64,000-68,000 66,000 66,000- 76,000 68,000 66,000-78,000 70,000 66,000-78,000 70,000 +6.06%
Parents and Grandparents 17,000-21,000 20,000 17,000-22,000 20,500 18,000-24,000 21,000 18,000-24,000 21,000 +5%
All Family Class Programs 81,000-89,000 86,000 83,000-98,000 88,500 84,000-102,000 91,000 84,000-102,000 91,000 +5.81%
Percentage of overall: 27.74% Percentage of overall: 26.81% Percentage of overall: 26.77% Percentage of overall: 26%

Refugees and Protected Persons

Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad

13,500-17,000 16,000 14,000- 20,000 16,500 16,000-20,000 18,000 17,000-22,000 20,000 +25%
Privately-Sponsored Refugees 16,000-20,000 18,000 17,000-21,000 19,000 18,000-23,000 20,000 18,000-23,000 20,000 11.11%
Blended Visa Office Referred 1,000-3,000 1,500 1,000-3,000 1,650 500-2,500 1,000 500-2,500 1,000 -33.33%
Government-Assisted Refugees 6,000-8,000 7,500 7,500-9,500 9,300 9,000-11,000 10,700 9,000-11,000 10,700 +42.66%
All Refugees and Protected Persons 36,500-48,000 43,000 39,000-53,000 46,450 43,500-56,500 49,700 44,500-58,500 51,700 +20.23%
Percentage of overall: 13.87% Percentage of overall: 13.83% Percentage of overall: 14.32 % Percentage of overall: 14.77%

Humanitarian and Other

All Humanitarian and Other 2,900- 4,500 3,500 3,500-5,000 4,250 3,500-5,000 4,500 4,000-6,000 5,000 +42.86%
Percentage of overall: 1.13% Percentage of overall: 1.29% Percentage of overall: 1.32% Percentage of overall: 1.42%
Total Admission Targets for all immigration categories in 2018: 310,000

Total Admission Targets for all immigration categories in 2019:

330,800

Total Admission Targets for all immigration categories in 2020:

340,000

Total Admission Targets for all immigration categories in 2021:

350,000

Total Admission Targets for all immigration categories in 2018-2021 Immigration Levels Plan: 1,330,800