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Next Three Years of Immigration to Canada, by the Numbers

Calgary, AB, Canada / RTBN
Next Three Years of Immigration to Canada, by the Numbers

The federal government has unveiled its plans for immigration for the next three years and those numbers and slowly on the rise.  The are four major streams: economic programs for skilled labour, provincial immigration programs and caregivers; family programs that allow people to sponsor spouses, children or their parents or grandparents; refugees and protected persons; and humanitarian, a stream that gives the minister flexibility for special programs.

Here’s a look at the plan, by the numbers:


310,000: Total immigration

177,500: Economic class

86,000: Family class

43,000: Refugees and protected persons

3,500: Humanitarian and other


330,000: Total immigration

191,600: Economic class

88,500: Family class

45,650: Refugees and protected persons

4,250: Humanitarian and other


340,000: Total immigration

195,800: Economic class

91,000: Family

48,700: Refugees and protected persons

4,500: Humanitarian and other

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