Canada Announces Need for More Than 1 Million Immigrants in the Next 3 Years

In need of a job or looking for new opportunities abroad? Here’s good news for you! Canada needs more than 1 million immigrants in the next 3 years, with opportunities for permanent residency for the worker plus options to later bring the family we well!

Canada is one of the best countries to migrate to, owing to the many opportunities offered for immigrants. The country also recognizes immigrants are large contributors to its current success.

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Immigration has been an important part of building Canada into what it is today: a country that celebrates multiculturalism and diversity, has a global reputation for welcoming people from around the world, and stands up for the most vulnerable. Waves of immigrants and their descendants have contributed their talents and hard work to Canada’s success,” wrote the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenships Canada (IRCC) in its 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration.

Acknowledging that immigration matters to its growth, Canada announced its 3-year plan to bring more immigrants to the country, with the number amounting to over 1 million!

Under this plan, Canada will welcome more talented workers with the skills and expertise our economy needs, reunite more family members and accommodate more refugees looking to start new lives,” the IRCC announced.

Based on its 2019-2021 Immigration Plans, Canada hopes to welcome at least 330,800 or up to 350,000 immigrants in 2019 alone. The following year, the number is expected to rise to at 341,000 and up to 360,000. In 2021, Canada hopes to receive at least 350,000 immigrants or up to 370,000!

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Majority of these numbers will be comprised of workers, but a significant number of slots is also allotted for family reunification. Moreover, parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens, including naturalized citizens, are invited to visit the country under the super visa which allows them to stay for up to 2 consecutive years without needed a status renewal.

Faster processing is also available for those will to work under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) which particularly benefits agricultural workers, caregivers, and other workers who require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

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Through the Global Skills Strategy, there’s a 2-week expedited processing of select work permits.

Based on data from the IRCC, the Philippines is among the top 3 source countries for immigrants in both 2016 and 2017, ranking only second to India. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years…

Sources: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenships Canada (IRCC) Annual Report to Parliament, CNN