Monday, January 14, 2019
Canada plans to welcome over 1,000,000 new immigrants in the next 3 years
The population of Canada's 36.71 million. The population of the US is 325.7 million. So this would be comparable to the US bringing in 8,700,000 immigrants, roughly the entire population of the state of Virginia.
The Canadian Parliament's announced plans to add over 1 million new permanent residents in the next 3 years. That’s nearly 1% of the country’s population each year.
Canada welcomed over 286,000 permanent residents in 2017 and projects that number could reach 350,000 this year.
And 360,000 in 2020.
And 370,000 in 2021.
"Thanks in great part to the newcomers we've welcomed throughout our history, Canada's developed into the strong and vibrant country we all enjoy," said Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC).
Hussen, himself an immigrant from Somalia, said the influx will help offset Canada’s aging population and declining birth rate while growing its labor force
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