Canada is ready to open its doors to expanded immigration, but only if the immigrants already here do better.

The government is under huge pressure to increase immigration levels, according to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. It’s facing demands for more newcomers from business leaders and nearly every provincial premier. But before Mr. Kenney will comply, he says he wants to see more immigrants working and earning at rates close to those of Canadian-born people. That also happens to be the focus of a series of reforms he launched this spring, designed to improve economic outcomes for immigrants.

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Source: The Globe and Mail

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