The 2015 levels plan demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to maintaining its international obligations and upholding its humanitarian tradition. By continuing to support the underlying principles of its refugee programs, Canada continues to rank among the world’s most generous and fair countries toward genuine refugees from vulnerable populations. Canada welcomes about one out of every ten of all resettled refugees globally, more than almost any other industrialized country in the world.
The Government of Canada is planning to welcome between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents in 2015, an increase of approximately 19,000 planned admissions over last year. The Protected Persons and Humanitarian Class will account for almost 11 percent of new immigrants to Canada in 2015.