Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino will be submitting his first immigration plan to the parliament this March, showcasing more than a million permanent resident invites between 2020 and 2022.
In his first major policy speech, Mendicino outlawed his plan for Canada Immigration for the next three years. Even when the speech made at Toronto’s Canadian Club featured no split-ups, it is evident that the successor to Ahmed Hussen plans to continue the same vein as he did during his tenure in the office of the minister for immigration.
During his speech that was titled, “Immigration: A Driver of Economic Growth In Canada,” the minister talked about the importance of why Canada needs new immigrants to improve its economy, and solve the various problems that arise due to the shrinking labour market as well as the ageing population of the nation.
He also commented on how Canada is not naturally helping its population, with the average Canadians not having enough biological or adopted children.
“As more people retire and the population ages, the country is now relying heavily on a very small labour force to maintain the government expenditure,” Mendicino said. He also pointed out that when people get older, they require access to government services such as healthcare, which also makes the cost go up.
“Immigration,” he said, “is at least part of the solution. Canada has made it a main policy to attract young, well-educated and skilled immigrants to fill in the gaps in the labour force.”
The population growth of Canada currently depends mostly on Immigration and it currently accounts for 80 percent and that ratio is only likely to improve.
Mendicino said in his speech that Canada plans to welcome more than one million immigrants between now and the end of 2022, raising the annual levels to and over the 350,000 limit.
Canada’s 2020 to 2021 Immigration Levels Plan
|Immigration category||Category||2020 – Target||2021 – Target|
|Economic||Federal High Skilled||85,800||88,800|
|Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program||4,000||TBD|
|Provincial Nominee Program||67,800||71,300|
|Quebec Skilled Workers and Business||TBD||TBD|
|Family||Spouses, Partners, and Children||70,000||70,000|
|Parents and Grandparents||21,000||21,000|
|Refugees and Protected Persons||Protected Persons in Canada & Dependents Abroad||18,000||20,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Government Assisted||10,700||10,700|
|Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office Referred||1,000||1,000|
|Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored||20,000||20,000|
|Total Refugees and Protected Persons||49,700||51,700|
|Humanitarian and Other||Total Humanitarian & Other||4,500||5,000|
|Overall Planned Permanent Admissions||341,000||350,000|