March 8, 2016 2:10 pm

By the numbers: Here’s a look at Liberal government’s immigration plan

ABOVE: Canada to welcome up to 305k permanent residents in 2016

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OTTAWA – The Liberal government released its plan Tuesday for how many new permanent residents they will seek to welcome to Canada in 2016.

The program is divided into three general streams – economic, family and humanitarian – and the Liberals say their plan represents a shift toward the latter two categories.

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Overall, they’re looking to increase the maximum by about 20,000 more people than the previous Conservative government had aimed for last year.

Here is a look at the Liberal plan and how it stacks up against previous ones, by the numbers:

2016

Planned total: 285,000 to 305,000.

Planned economic: 151,200 to 162,400.

Planned family class: 75,000 to 82,000.

Planned refugees, protected persons, humanitarian and other: 51,000 to 57,000.

2015

Planned total admissions: 260,000 to 285,000.

Planned economic: 172,100 to 186,700.

Planned family class: 63,000 to 68,000.

Planned refugees, protected persons, humanitarian and other: 24,900 to 30,200.

* actual admissions for 2015 are not yet available.

2014

Planned total: 240,000 to 265,000.

Actual admissions: 260,404.

Planned economic class: 151,400 to 167,200.

Actual admissions: 165,089.

Planned family class: 63,000 to 68,000.

Actual admissions: 66,661

Planned refugees, protected persons, humanitarian and other: 25,600 to 29,700.

Actual admissions: 28,622.

2013

Planned total: 240,000 to 265,000.

Actual: 258,953.

Planned economic: 152,100 to 162,300.

Actual: 148,181.

Planned family: 63,800 to 73,500.

Actual: 81,831.

Planned refugees, protected persons, humanitarian and other: 24,000 to 29,000.

Actual: 28,941.

SOURCE: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Department

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