Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will be announcing the immigration levels for 2018 sometime this week. These levels will include the number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees who can immigrate to Canada.
The liberal government intends on welcoming 300,000 immigrants to Canada in 2018. According to Hussen, immigration has helped empower Canada’s economy and has filled the gaps in demographics in provinces.
According to Hussen, the new immigration levels will have a clear majority of economic migrants as there is a need for immigrants in the economic class in Canada. Family class immigrants and refugees will also be in the new immigration levels as Canada gives priority to family reunification and helping those in need, respectively.
Approximately 20% of Canada’s 35 million people are from a foreign land, which makes Canada one of the world’s most multicultural countries. The diversity in Canada makes settling easier for immigrants.