Marc Miller Takes Over From Sean Fraser As Canada’s Immigration Minister

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On the 26th of July 2023, Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada welcomes Canada’s new Immigration minister, Marc Miller as the new member of the parliament for Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest –Île-des-soeurs in Montreal, Quebec.

Former minister of immigration, Sean Fraser is now elected as the new minister of Housing, Infrastructure, and Communities. Marc Miller has now progressed from being a minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and taken over from Sean Fraser.

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Marc Miller – New Immigration Minister of Canada 

Marc Miller was born and raised in Montreal. He graduated from the Université de Montréal in Political Science and his law degree from McGill University. He was a practicing lawyer and also served as an infantry soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces before entering into politics. Miller was first elected to Canada’s Parliament in 2015.  He also has authored articles on constitutional and human rights law.

In 2017 Minister Marc Miller delivered a statement in the House of Commons in Mohawk. He has been a strong advocate for increased federal investment in affordable housing, public transit, and the Canada child benefit for the welfare of Canadian citizens.

Why Canada Changes its Immigration Minister

Every two years prime ministers of Canada shuffle their cabinets. The reason for conducting a shuffle results in replacing poor-performing ministers, promoting people who have done a good job by the prime minister, and providing an opportunity to restructure their policies and public communications. These cabinet ministers are responsible for their respective departments of the executive branch of the government in the areas of their purview.  This is also to emphasize the government’s economic priorities. The last big cabinet shuffle happened on October 2021 followed by the federal election that year. The minister of Immigration is responsible for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) which also includes passport services, immigration, and temporary residence.

Canada is expecting 1.45 million newcomers within the next 3 years as this is a mandate set by the Government of Canada which is overseen by the Liberal Party. The immigration policy s likely to change if a new political party wins the election. In such a case, Minister Marc Miller as a member of the Liberal Party will continue with the mandates set by the federal government. For more news and updates, get in touch with CanApprove!

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