Canada will welcome between 280,000 and 305,000 (target 300,000) new permanent residents in 2016. The plan supports family reunification, reductions in application processing times, responds to economic needs and allows the government to meet humanitarian objectives.
The total target appears to be 300,000, which is higher than the before. However, out of 300,000, the family class is about 80,000 – 26.7%, whereas the economic class is about 53.5% and refugee/humanitarian class is about 20% – much higher than before.
It is also interesting to note that Federal skilled class targets 58,400, whereas provincial nominees (including Quebec) is 74,000 – at least 20% more than Federal class. In addition, Quebec business class targets 5400, whereas Federal business target is 800!
Furthermore, Federal system overall target is about 81,200, whereas provincial nominee program including Quebec target is 79,400. In other words, between Federal system and provincial system, it appears to be 50/50 division, big shift from Federal program to provincial program.
Finally, it is important to note that 1/3 of Federal economic class is for live-in-caregivers and 60% of provincial nominee program is for Quebec.
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