How many refugees are expected to be resettled between 2018 and 2020?
August 16, 2018

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada released its multi-year Immigration Levels Plan on November 1, 2017. Canada will welcome:

• 310,00 new permanent residents in 2018,
• 330,00 in 2019, and,
• 340,00 in 2020.

Outlined in this plan are targets for refugee and protected person arrivals to Canada:

Category
2018
2019
2020

Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad
16,000
16,500
17,000

Government-Assisted Refugees
7,500
8,500
10,000

Privately Sponsored Refugees
18,000
19,000
20,000

Blended Visa Office-Referred
1,500
1,650
1,700

Total Refugees and Protected Persons
43,000
45,650
48,700

Source: ISSofBC Resources on Refugees. Learn more