Get ready to welcome 1 million immigrants
August 9, 2018
Nearly one million new immigrants will settle in Canada between 2018 and 2020, under what Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has labeled “the most ambitious immigration levels in recent Canadian history.”
The ambitious target has been set in the government’s new immigration levels plan.
Economic migrants will make up the majority of new permanent residents admitted to Canada and will increase every year until 2020.
The move to a multi-year plan deviates from previous plans rolled out annually, which have set targets for the upcoming year.
“This historic multi-year immigration levels plan will benefit all Canadians because immigrants will contribute their talents to support our economic growth and innovation, helping to keep our country at the forefront of the global economy,” stated Minister Hussen at a press conference in Toronto.
Under the plan, 310,000 new permanent residents will settle in Canada in 2018. This target will be increased to 330,000 newcomers in 2019, with a further 340,000 to settle in 2020.
Nearly 40 per cent of all immigrants settle in Ontario, three-quarters of these in Greater Toronto; 14 per cent in B.C., 17 per cent in Alberta, and 18 per cent in Quebec.