Today Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced a three-year plan for immigration targets that sets, in their words, “the highest levels in recent history”.
310,000 new immigrants will arrive in Canada in 2018 – this will rise to 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020.
We welcome this announcement from the federal government. Immigrant professionals bring innovation, international connections and new business perspectives to this country and its labour market. This increase in immigrant talent will drive growth and help foster a more competitive economy, as well as benefiting wider society.
Congratulations to Minister Hussen and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for these ambitious new targets – they will help build a more prosperous future for us all.