Will Canada increase its immigration targets?
In this major interview, the minister said that he is on track to exceed its goal of offering permanent residency to 401,000 people this year. Moreover, Fraser said he’s prepared to increase immigrant targets if he deems additional newcomers are needed to fill labor shortages.
It is important to note that currently, the immigration target for next year is 411,000. However, Canada is experiencing significant job shortages. Ontario, for example, is already asking the federal government to significantly increase the number of nominations. And Nova Scotia is making changes to help employers hire newcomers with the skills they need.
Will Canada increase its immigration targets for 2022?
During the interview, Fraser said he is “very much open to” higher levels. “Any pick up in numbers will be conditional on appetite from businesses and communities for more workers,” he said. Nevertheless, they have not yet made any decisions on future targets.
The interview pointed out that the government has until mid-February to provide new immigration targets to Parliament.
- 46,315 people got permanent residency in October,
- there are 313,838 new immigrants in Canada, this year,
- Canada needs to offer permanent residency to 44,000 newcomers in each of the final two months of 2021 to achieve its target.
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- Unemployment rate continues to drop into October 2021
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