Canada to raise immigrant intake to 350,000 in 2021: Immigration minister
If you are planning to Settle and Study in Canada, then this is a golden period for you. If the number of immigrants in Canada is increasing upto 350,000 then next turn can be yours!
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said on 31st October 2018 that Canada is going to accept 40,000 more immigrants by 2021. By this, the target for new immigration will increase to 350,000 which is about one percent of the total population of the country.
These figures were announced according to the updated multi-year immigration levels plan of the Canada government. This target covers all categories of new arrivals.
Hussen said that economic immigration is badly in need of skilled workers. Therefore, the economic advisory council of the federal government, as well as immigration advocates, have also agreed to take more immigrants to Canada.
Immigration Minister also added that the Liberal government is taking a measured approach to ensure the access to settlement services in Canada.
"It's also a question of gradual increase so our immigration system can be able to process these things, communities can be able to absorb them and local immigration partnerships can do their work," he said. "We can't just go to 450,000 at once. You need to build up to that."
By 2021, Canada is planning to accept the increased number of immigrants under sponsorship, reunification, and humanitarian programs. Moreover, Canada is allowing its private citizens to sponsor immigrants. Funding for vulnerable women and girl refugees to Canada has also been earmarked.
This new plan for immigrants is very beneficial for the Canadians as refugees contribute to the economic growth of Canada. So, this plan will help in keeping Canada competitive in terms of the global economy.
“The new multi-year immigration levels plan supports Canadian employers and businesses by ensuring they have the skilled labour they need to spur innovation and help to keep our country at the forefront of the global economy. Building on the strong foundation set out last year and continuing to increase economic immigration will help Canada stay competitive and attract talent from around the world.”
– The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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