Canada’s Multi-Year Immigration Plan 2018 to 2021

Canada's Multi-Year Immigration Plan 2018 to 2021

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.

CategoryImmigration Program2018201920202021Percentage change, 2018 to 2021
Economic Programs

(Assessment form)

RangeTargetRangeTargetRangeTargetRangeTarget
FSW, FST, CEC72,700-78,20074,90076,000- 86,00081,40081,000-88,00085,80084,000-91,00088,800+18.56%
Atlantic Pilot Program500- 2,0001,0001,000-4,0002,0002,000-4,0004,000TBDTBD+100% (2018)
Caregivers15,000-20,00017,0009,500-15,50014,0004,000-7,0005,000TBDTBD-72.22% (2018)
Business (Assessment form)500-1,000700500-1,500700500-1,500700500-1,500700
Provincial Nominee Programs53,000-57,40055,00057,000-68,00061,00062,000-71,00067,80067,000-74,00071,300+29.64%
Quebec Skilled Worker Program and Quebec Business27,900-29,90028,900TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD+10.92% (2018)
All Economic Programs169,600- 188,500177,500174,500-209,500191,600181,000-206,000195,800189,000-212,000202,300+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 Children64,000-68,00066,00066,000- 76,00068,00066,000-78,00070,00066,000-78,00070,000+6.06%
Parents and Grandparents17,000-21,00020,00017,000-22,00020,50018,000-24,00021,00018,000-24,00021,000+5%
All Family Class Programs81,000-89,00086,00083,000-98,00088,50084,000-102,00091,00084,000-102,00091,000+5.81%
Percentage of overall: 27.74%Percentage of overall: 26.81%Percentage of overall: 26.77%Percentage of overall: 26%
Refugees and Protected PersonsProtected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad13,500-17,00016,00014,000- 20,00016,50016,000-20,00018,00017,000-22,00020,000+25%
Privately-Sponsored Refugees16,000-20,00018,00017,000-21,00019,00018,000-23,00020,00018,000-23,00020,00011.11%
Blended Visa Office Referred1,000-3,0001,5001,000-3,0001,650500-2,5001,000500-2,5001,000-33.33%
Government-Assisted Refugees6,000-8,0007,5007,500-9,5009,3009,000-11,00010,7009,000-11,00010,700+42.66%
All Refugees and Protected Persons36,500-48,00043,00039,000-53,00046,45043,500-56,50049,70044,500-58,50051,700+20.23%
Percentage of overall: 13.87%Percentage of overall: 13.83%Percentage of overall: 14.32 %Percentage of overall: 14.77%
Humanitarian and OtherAll Humanitarian and Other2,900- 4,5003,5003,500-5,0004,2503,500-5,0004,5004,000-6,0005,000+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: 310,000Total 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