Canadian government targets higher immigrant numbers for 2011
The Government of Canada announced its plans for immigration in 2011 at the beginning of this month when it tabled its annual plan in Parliament, which is typically done before November 1st every year.
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenny said in a media release that, “Canada’s post-recession economy demands a high level of legal immigration to keep our work force strong. At the same time, we are maintaining out commitment to family reunification and refugees.”
– Between 240,000 and 265,000 permanent residents will be welcomed to Canada in 2011.
– About 60 per cent of those permanent residents are expected to be skilled migrants through economic streams.
– The plan for 2011 will have a higher number of spouses and children admitted through the family category.
– An additional 1,125 refugees will be welcomed to Canada, which is a part of Canada’s commitment to increase refugee resettlement by 2,500 over three years.
– The federally and provincially selected workers will be balanced for both national and regional labour needs.
– The Federal Skilled Worker Program is the most significant portion of the economic migrant category: technicians, skilled tradespeople, managers and professionals are admitted through this program.
– According to the release, all of Canada’s labour force growth will come from immigration over the next five years because Canada’s low birth rates and older population, most of which is set to retire soon, will result in a smaller work force.[gravityform id=1 name=Havea Question?]
The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.
Spectacular experience. Completely smooth process, they were able to answer any of my questions any time and I had peace of mind throughout the application time, which was invaluable. I have recommended them to other friends looking for assistance with their applications, and will continue to do so. Worth every penny.
Here, I would like to say thank you so very much for your kind support on extension my visit visa. I am touched and beyond words, I am grateful and thankful for your always help and cooperation. Have a wonderful day.
Great law firm with great staff. My lawyer Rania did a great job for my Canadian work permit and my daughters study permit. You are great in your work. And my Para Legal officer Alicea, you are just amazing. They did not rest until my job was promptly and properly done. Always there to answer my calls, reply my emails promptly. She tried her best and the results were amazing. I recommend visa place if you need the best immigration job. Many thanks to Rania and Alicea.