Canada will welcome 1 million new immigrants
Canada plans to welcome 1,000,000 new immigrants over the next 3 years. The proposed immigration plan will bring in 340000 permanent residents in 2020, 41,000 in 2020 to 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022. The Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, tabled the 2020‒2022 Immigration Levels Plan in the House of Commons last month.
The proposed plan is based on the solid economic foundation of the previous levels plan and continues to sensibly grow the number of permanent residents admitted to Canada each year. By welcoming more newcomers to Canada, the new immigration plan will also address and help to tackle the challenges of an aging population in the Canadian workforce and allow Canada to compete and win in a competitive global marketplace.
The immigration plan will benefit all Canadians because immigration drives economic growth, and will help employers access the talent they need to succeed.
With this plan, to Canada will welcome 1 million new immigrants the Government will implement several key commitments:
• responsibly grow Canada’s population.
• take the steps to make the Atlantic Immigration Pilot a permanent program to continue supporting economic growth in Atlantic Canada, with 5,000 admissions.
• create a new stream to provide a safe haven for human rights advocates, journalists and humanitarian workers at risk abroad.
• facilitate the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot and the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot, to address specific labour market shortages.
• support family reunification through sustained high admissions.
• reduce application processing times and improve service delivery and client services at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
“Our immigration system benefits all Canadians by strengthening the middle class, keeping families together and building strong and inclusive communities. This increase in immigration levels supports a system that will help Canadian businesses create good middle-class jobs and grow the economy while ensuring Canada continues to meet its humanitarian obligations around the world.” Mendicino said.