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Target: Increase the number of new permanent resident admissions in Canada to 340,000 by 2020, including 195,800 economic class admissions

Figure 4.1: Canada's Immigration Levels, Actual and Planned

In addition to increasing overall admission levels, Canada also seeks to increase the number of permanent economic class admission levels to 195,800 by 2020.

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Figure 4.1: Canada's Immigration Levels, Actual and Planned
Year Economic Class Other Immigration Class Total Immigration Level

Sources:

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. 2017 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, Table 4
Actual Levels
2010 186,968 93,762 280,730
2011 156,112 92,620 248,732
2012 160,786 97,023 257,809
2013 148,252 110,787 259,039
2014 165,188 95,094 260,282
2015 170,398 101,449 271,847
2016 156,000 140,370 296,370
Planned Levels
2017 172,500 127,500 300,000
2018 177,500 132,500 310,000
2019 191,600 138,400 330,000
2020 195,800 144,200 340,000

Figure 4.2: Share of Skilled Immigrants within the Canadian Labour Force Aged 25-54, by Gender

Skilled immigrants play a key role in Canada's labour force, and their contribution has increased over time.

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Figure 4.2: Share of Skilled Immigrants within the Canadian Labour Force Aged 25-54, by Gender
Year Gender Born in Canada Landed immigrants

Notes:

  1. Landed immigrants refer to people who are, or have been, landed immigrants in Canada. A landed immigrant is a person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Canadian citizens by birth and non-permanent residents (persons from another country who live in Canada and have a work or study permit, or are claiming refugee status, as well as family members living here with them) are not landed immigrants.
  2. Skilled workers are defined as individuals who have completed a certificate (including a trade certificate) or diploma from an educational institution beyond the secondary level or attained at least a university bachelor's degree.

Sources:

2007 Both sexes 77.4% 22.6%
2007 Females 78.1% 21.9%
2007 Males 76.6% 23.4%
2008 Both sexes 77.2% 22.8%
2008 Females 78.3% 21.7%
2008 Males 76.1% 23.9%
2009 Both sexes 76.9% 23.1%
2009 Females 77.4% 22.6%
2009 Males 76.3% 23.7%
2010 Both sexes 76.4% 23.6%
2010 Females 77.0% 23.0%
2010 Males 75.7% 24.3%
2011 Both sexes 75.8% 24.2%
2011 Females 76.2% 23.8%
2011 Males 75.3% 24.7%
2012 Both sexes 75.2% 24.8%
2012 Females 75.7% 24.3%
2012 Males 74.7% 25.3%
2013 Both sexes 74.6% 25.4%
2013 Females 75.1% 24.9%
2013 Males 74.1% 25.9%
2014 Both sexes 74.3% 25.7%
2014 Females 74.7% 25.3%
2014 Males 73.9% 26.1%
2015 Both sexes 73.8% 26.2%
2015 Females 74.4% 25.6%
2015 Males 73.2% 26.8%
2016 Both sexes 72.3% 27.7%
2016 Females 73.0% 27.0%
2016 Males 71.6% 28.4%
2017 Both sexes 71.8% 28.2%
2017 Females 72.4% 27.6%
2017 Males 71.1% 28.9%
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