Following record-breaking numbers in June and July, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said on Friday that Canada is on track to meet its goal of 401,000 new permanent residents this year. According to the minister, Canada welcomed 39,500 new permanent residents in July – a figure that has yet to be released publicly – following 35,700 in June, both monthly highs. This makes the total for 2021 over 184,000.
In a recent interview, Mendicino said, “We’re ahead of where we expected to be at this point in the year, and we’re going to continue to accelerate the pace of landing new permanent residents.” “We’re going to meet that target.”
In the 1900s, Canada drew over 400,000 people in a single year. The government has stated that it expects to welcome 411,000 permanent residents to the country next year.
Borders were closed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the amount of new permanent residents dropped from 341,000 in 2019 to 185,000 in 2020. In order to meet the immigration goals, Canada has increased immigration by focusing on programs that make it easier for temporary migrants already in the country to obtain permanent residency. “By granting them permanent status, they’re going to put down roots in their communities,” Mendicino explained.
“That is exactly how we’re going to address both the short-term economic recovery, which we are accelerating through immigration, as well as the long-term demographic pressures.”
Since taking office in 2015, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has depended on immigration to bolster the economic growth of Canada, establishing an annual goal of about 1% of the nation’s population of nearly 38 million people. On Sunday, Prime Minister Trudeau announced his candidacy for the September 20 election, two years ahead of schedule.
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