The 2015 immigration plan unveiled by the government of Canada last week sets a target of between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents next year, an increase of about 20,000 people from the goal for 2014.
The coming year will be one of the most exciting years forCanadian immigration in recent history, with the much-anticipated Express Entry immigration selection systemscheduled to come into operation in January, 2015. For prospective immigrants, this report helps to paint a fuller picture of what can be expected.
Toward the end of each year, the government of Canada announces how many immigrants it aims to attract over the following year and reveals a breakdown in the number of immigrants that will be allocated to the various Canadian immigration programs. These programs cover skilled economic immigration, family sponsorship, and refugee and humanitarian programs. The economic category will account for the largest segment of the 2015 immigration plan, at almost 65 percent of overall admissions.