● Canada passes immigration target, welcomed over 401,000 permanent residents in 2021
● Canada has welcomed over 401,000 permanent residents in 2021 alone, surpassing its target according to Bloomberg
According to Bloomberg, Canada set the highest immigration record in 2021 after achieving her record it set last year.
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Federal government announced the country’s great achievement on immigration policy. Though the covid-19 pandemic, tye country still managed to reach its immigration goal, and even topping it in grand style by accommodating over 401,000 people.
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“As we continue to struggle with the pandemic, we made the most of the talent already within our borders. Last year, we set an ambitious goal. Today we achieved it. I can’t wait to see the incredible contributions that our 401,000 new neighbours make in communities across the country” Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Honourable Sean Fraser said in a statement.
Mr. Sean Fraser and leaders of provinces also announced the Atlantic immigration pilot programme (AIPP) which will become a permanent programme from January 1st 2022. The name will however be changed to the Atlantic immigration programme.
The country has been relying on international migration as its top push for economic growth. Records also shows foreign born workers account for nearly all the employment achievements over the past 10 years. Like Germany Germany needs 400,000 skilled immigrants annually to hold up with it’s labour workforce – reports and other advanced nations, “Canada also faces an aging native born population and relatively low fertility rate. But has been able to produce the fastest population growth in the Group of seven in recent years. The high influx of foreign born workers has helped to mitigate wage pressures and fill labour gaps in recent months at a time when inflation has been surging” Bloomberg