Immigration Minister Marc Miller affirms Canada's ability to reach a six percent francophone immigration target by next year, despite nearly two decades the Government worked to reach the previous 4.4 percent target.
The new aim is to boost francophone immigration outside Quebec to six percent in 2023, seven percent in 2025, and eight percent in 2026.
Miller emphasizes the need to monitor progress and apologizes for any missed targets. The new targets were set after consulting various organizations and considering previous successes.
However, with current socio-economic pressures, immigrants are often blamed for inflation and housing crises. Despite these challenges, Miller remains confident that the targets are achievable.
The 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan proposes to welcome 1.485 million new permanent residents over three years.
The Canadian Government released data on Express Entry candidates who most often have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
The data, covering January to September 2023, showed 53,455 ITAs issued. Express Entry manages applications for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and part of the Provincial Nominee Program.
Factors considered included ITAs by program, province, score, age, and occupation.
Most successful were Canadian Experience Class applicants in their 20s, often software engineers planning to live in Ontario. By program, 45% of ITAs went to the CEC, 30% to FSWP, and 26% to the PNP.
Almost half of all ITA recipients planned to reside in Ontario, followed by British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia.
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On October 31, Immigration Minister Marc Miller introduced plans to enhance Canada’s immigration system.
After consulting with stakeholders and the public, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is implementing a strategy to align the labour market and immigration system.
IRCC will explore funding initiatives that enhance community partnerships and services in mid-size, rural, and northern areas.
The strategy plans to increase digital settlement services, expand services for Francophone newcomers, and leverage investments from immigrants for affordable housing.
IRCC will also explore enhancing regional immigration, including making the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot a permanent program and developing a new Francophone Immigration Policy to support French-speaking immigrants in minority communities.
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On November 17, 2023, Canada responded to the global migration crisis by announcing a humanitarian pathway to provide residence to 15,000 displaced people from the Western Hemisphere.
The pathway, open to Colombian, Haitian, and Venezuelan nationals with family ties in Canada, offers safe migration, pre-arrival services, and potential financial assistance.
Additionally, Canada plans to welcome 4,000 more individuals through existing worker programs. These actions aim to alleviate migration pressures and offer alternatives to irregular migration due to instability.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will monitor and adjust the program as necessary.
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