Want to live and work in Canada? That dream could become a reality now that the government has announced plans to accept more than a million immigrants in the next three years.
In his 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, the country’s immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, revealed plans to admit as many as 1,080,000 new permanent residents from 2019 to 2021, with the upper target for 2021 being 370,000.
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This equates to 84,000 more people than the 286,000 who were welcomed as permanent residents in 2017.
Introducing the report, Hussen, who originally came to Canada as a Somali refugee, said: “Immigrants and their descendants have made immeasurable contributions to Canada, and our future success depends on continuing to ensure they are welcomed and well-integrated.”