Report recommends increasing Canadian immigration levels in 2014
An internal government report that was obtained by Postmedia news suggests that the government should increase immigration levels starting in 2014, according to this article in the Montreal Gazette.
Immigration levels in Canada have remained about the same since 2007, at about 253,000 people per year. However, the study suggests increasing immigration levels by six per cent every year until they reach 337,000 in the year 2018.
Currently, economic immigrants through programs such as the Federal Skilled Worker program make up the majority of immigrants to Canada at 63 per cent, and the report recommends that economic immigrants to Canada stay at this level.
It’s suggested in the report that Temporary Foreign Workers may be taking jobs that recent permanent residents to Canada could be taking, which makes it more difficult for immigrants to become established.
“The increase in the number of Temporary Foreign Workers could also indicate that immigration levels are insufficient to meet the economy’s human resource needs,” the report said.
The report also suggests that Canada look to Australia’s immigration policies for guidance, and that Canada find a better and more effective way to deal with illegal immigrants and people who overstay their visas.
This report, which was called “Literature review and expert advice to inform Canada’s immigration levels planning”, was prepared for ministers in charge of immigration in multiple levels of government and has been discussed between them and Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney in closed-door meetings. It is expected to influence future immigration policies at both the provincial and federal levels, according to the article.
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