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MaryJane posted a topic in GeneralThe government of Canada has set an ambitious target in its 2016 Immigration Levels Plan, aiming to welcome up to 305,000 new permanent residents over the course of this year across a range of economic, family, and refugee/humanitarian immigration categories. This is the first time in many years where a Canadian government has set a target of 300,000 or greater. The 2015 immigration level target was 280,000. Economic Programs (includes PNP, FSW, FST, CEC, etc.) - it is between 151,200 to 162,400 Family Class (includes spouses, parents and grandparents, etc.) - it is between 75,000 - 82,000 Refugees, Protected Persons, Humanitarian - 53,800 - 60,600 For further breakdown and more of the story, click here - http://www.canadavisa.com/news/canada-aims-to-welcome-up-to-305-000-new-permanent-residents-in-2016-across-all-immigration-categories.html