In a new statistical report released by the federal government, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney proudly reveals that “Canada continued the highest sustained level of immigration in Canadian history.”
In 2012, more than 250,000 immigrants entered Canada, which is right on pace with government’s target of between 240,000 to 265,000 new immigrants. Broadly put, Canada is unequivocally one of the most immigrant-welcoming countries in the world. As a percentage of the population, Canada welcomes twice the amount of immigrants as the United States.
A large part of the success can be attributed to the provincial nominee and federal programs that are in place, allowing for thousands of immigrants to get properly settled in this great country. In a recommendation by the Globe and Mail, the editorial board suggests that Canada increase its quota of immigrants to 400,000, which is positive news to all prospective foreigners.
In many industries, Canada’s need for workers remains very elevated, as there are shortages in educated, skilled workers. These problems are expected to get worse in the future, unless new immigrants satiate the numerous needs. With baby boomers beginning to retire, provinces like Ontario and Quebec are seeing the highest number of immigrants, as their industries continue to prosper. Predictions are that there will only be 2 working class people for every senior citizen in Canada by 2036, which is a drastic decrease compared to this past decade.
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