November 1, 2013 — In 2014, Canada will welcome between 240,000 and 265,000 new permanent residents who will contribute to the Canadian economy. The 2014 Immigration Levels Plan reinforces the Government of Canada’s commitment to jobs and economic growth. By increasing our immigration targets for 2014, we are working to address labour market needs and providing Canadian employers with the skilled workforce they need.
Following the tabling of the 2013 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration on October 28, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is pleased to release details on its 2014 Immigration Levels Plan.
Image showing 2014 immigration levels plan by major category: Economic (63.0% – 164 500), Family (26.1% – 68 000) and Humanitarian (10.9% – 28 400) classes.
|Class||Immigration program||2014 target|
|Economic classes||Federal Skilled Workers (and Federal Skilled Trades)||47,300|
|Canadian Experience Class||15,000|
|Quebec Skilled Workers||26,600|
|Family class||Spouses, Partners and Children (includes Public Policy)||48,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||20,000|
|Humanitarian class||Protected Persons in Canada||7,500|
|Visa Office Referred||500|
|Privately Sponsored Refugees||6,300|
|Public Policy – Federal Resettlement Assistance and Other||500|
|Humanitarian and Compassionate||3,000|
2014 Levels Plan
|Economic||Federal Skilled Workers (including Federal Skilled Trades)||41,500||47,800||47,300|
|Canadian Experience Class||14,000||15,000||15,000|
|Quebec Skilled Workers||26,000||27,000||26,600|
|Family||Spouses, Partners and Children (includes Public Policy)||45,000||48,000||48,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||18,000||20,000||20,000|
|Humanitarian||Protected Persons in Canada||7,500||8,000||7,500|
|Visa Office Referred||400||500||500|
|Privately Sponsored Refugees||4,500||6,500||6,300|
|Public Policy – Federal Resettlement Assistance||200||300||300|
|Public Policy – Other||100||200||200|
|Humanitarian and Compassionate||2,500||3,000||3,000|
A planning range is an estimate of the number of people CIC expects to admit each year, taking into account the differences in applicants’ behaviour both before applying and once they have received their visa (some applicants take longer than others to arrive in Canada from abroad after receiving their visa).
For each range, CIC also sets an admissions target. The work of CIC’s visa processing network is based on the admissions target so that admissions fall within the planning range. It is important to note that these are “planned” ranges and targets. Factors beyond CIC’s control can affect actual admission numbers, e.g. security issues that impact overseas processing.