Canada committed to high levels of immigration
Canada has announced that it is committed to maintaining high levels of immigration in 2013.
Jason Kenney, minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, stated that because the government’s number one priority is economic growth, it is keen for expats to relocate there.
He said that international movers bring with them a variety of skills and talents, all of which make a positive contribution to the country’s economy and “help renew our workforce”.
Attracting the best talent, Mr Kenney added, would ensure that Canada remains competitive on the world stage.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada revealed that it plans on admitting approximately 240,000 to 265,000 new residents in 2013, for the seventh year straight.
“Immigration plays a vital role in our country’s long-term prosperity,” Mr Kenney stated.
“Our 2013 immigration plan will build on our economic success by bringing in more of the world’s top talent who already have a successful track record in Canada.”