Canada plans to welcome over 1.2 million immigrants over the next 3 years.
It turned out that in the coming years, Canada plans to accept more than 1.2 million new immigrants.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans, saying he intends to attract over 1.2 million new immigrants over the next three years.
This was announced by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, presenting what he called an “ambitious” three-year immigration plan that sets goals to attract skilled workers, family members and refugees to Canada.
Mendicino, speaking to reporters in Ottawa on Friday, October 30, 2020, said the Canadian government intends to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, another 411,000 in 2022 and then 421,000 in 2023.
According to him, Canada needs more workers, “and immigration is the way to get there.”
“Before the pandemic, our government’s goal of developing the economy through immigration was ambitious. It’s just vital now, ”Mendicino said, noting that immigrants drive populations and economic growth that pays for vital programs such as health care.
Canada, one of the main destinations for Nigerians, is expected to bring in 341,000 skilled workers, Canadian families and refugees this year.
But due to the COVID-19 crisis, including closed borders and visa offices, quarantine and a small number of available international flights, only a fraction of them arrived.
To help fill the gap, Mendicino said the government will offer permanent resident status to temporary foreign workers, foreign students and asylum seekers already in Canada.