Canada To Increase Numbers Of New Immigrants Into Canada In 3 Years - Minister

The Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino's plan to increase the number of new permanent residents coming to Canada over the next three years to make up the shortfall in 2020.

According to Marco Mendicino, the key to both short-term economic recovery and long-term prosperity is immigration. And that's exactly why Canada’s Immigration Plan, which we unveil today, lays out a bold vision support success.

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021/2023 Immigration Levels Plan on October 30th 2020, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle-class Canadians.

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The pandemic has highlighted the contribution of immigrants to the well-being of our communities and across all sectors of the economy. Our health-care system relies on immigrants to keep Canadians safe and healthy. Other industries, such as information technology companies and our farmers and producers, also rely on the talent of newcomers to maintain supply chains, expand their businesses and, in turn, create more jobs for Canadians.

Although Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continued to accept and process applications throughout the pandemic, the global travel restrictions and capacity constraints led to a shortfall in admissions over the last several months.

To compensate for the shortfall and ensure Canada has the workers it needs to fill crucial labour market gaps and remain competitive on the world stage, the 2021 to 2023 levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. The previous plan set targets of 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022.

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