Canada reveals future plans for immigration
Canada, 3rd November: Canada has revealed annual immigration plans for the year 2011.
Giving details about the latest immigration plans, Canada Immigration Minister Jason Kenney stated that immigration helps in numerous economic advantages for facilitating the economic recovery of the country.
Canadian economy needs a higher level of immigration in order to keep the work force of the nation quite strong, added Kenney maintaining that Canadians are, in general, supportive of immigration levels. But, Canadians don’t want to have huge increases in Canada immigration levels, asserted Kenney.
The economy of Canada is still in a fragile state of recovery and hence, the new immigration plans will focus on keeping the overall levels almost unchanged while making a small juggling of groups within those levels.
So, as per the new plans of Canada government for immigration levels, the limit for permanent residents in Canada will be maintained between 240,000 and 265,000.
And the new Canada immigration plans will focus on allowing increased number of spouses and children through family class visas. However, lesser number of economic immigrants will be allowed into Canada, the immigration minister maintained.
Nonetheless, the percentage of immigrants allowed under economic migrant class will stay around 60 percent but the numbers will decline by around 5,000, stated Kenney. This is for allowing increased number of children and spouses into Canada for the year 2011.
The new Canada immigration plans will result in a decrease of 5,000 to 6,000 in number of immigrants under economic class. On the other hand, there will be an increase of 1,500 to 2,500 in the number of immigrants allowed under family class.
Mr. Kenney said that Canada government feels its commitment towards refugees and family reunification. So, total intake of refugees will now be up to 3,000 as Canada wants to allow more refugees from various camps from the world over including UN.
Meanwhile, the immigration critic of the party, Liberal Justin Trudeau asked Canada not to increase its annual immigration intake unless better services are extended to new immigrants in Canada for eliminating the huge gap between new immigrants and native Canada residents.
Olivia Chow, Canada’s New Democrat, while expressing her happiness at the increases in the family category, felt concern on the higher number of temporary workers to be allowed into Canada each year as Canada is having an unemployment rate of around 8 percent annually.