Canada Announces Historic Immigration Quotes for the Next Three Years

Canada Announces Historic Immigration Quotes for the Next Three Years

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Departmental Plan 2017 – 2018 indicates that Canada will process a total of 310,000 immigrants. The number of immigrant intake is projected to be a historical high within the next two years. This is the highest intake of immigrants since 1913.

The 2018 target of 310,000 immigrants is a 19% increase compared between 2006-2015 numbers. In 2019-2020, the target number is even higher.

2018: 310,000 immigrants
2019: 330,000 immigrants

2020: 340,000 immigrants

This multi-year plan is the second of its kind in Canadian history, the first was in between 1982-1984. Canada’s intake of immigrants will increase from 0.80% of the population to 0.90% of the population by 2020. Immigrants account for 75% of Canada’s population growth.


“Our plans for the coming year are ambitious. They reflect the belief that Canada has been shaped by the generations of newcomers who have helped make this country what it is today. Our strong commitment to diversity and our welcoming attitude have set us apart as a people who value the contribution of every individual and community across our country.”

-The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

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