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Canada is likely to keep Minimum Immigration Target of 300,000 Next Year as well

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 17, Jun 2017

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Its a great news for the tens of thousands of immigration aspirants to Canada. The Canadian government is likely to keep the next year immigration target yet again minimum 300,000. Canadas Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has announced the same in a key event. Canada is the most popular country among immigrants. Every year tens of thousands of people apply for Canadian Permanent residency through different immigration programs, including Federal Express Entry System, Provincial Nominee Programs and Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), etc.

Minimum Immigration Target of 300,000

Canada saw a record immigration influx, i.e. 320,000 in the year ending July 2016. Moreover, the government has also set the immigration target of 300,000 for the year 2017. As per Ahmed Hussen, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Although we dont know what next years levels will be, I can tell you they will not be below 300,000,. As per him, this figure will be the baseline for admissions going forward.

Also Read - Canada invited over 35,000 People for Permanent Residency till April 2017 via Express Entry- Apply now to be the next

Government is committed to make Immigration to Canada Hassle free

The immigration plan to invite about 300,000 immigrants saw the significant increase in the economic immigration compared to earlier year, which reflected the governments commitment to keep immigration as key part of economic future of the Canada, he said. Hussen highlighted the key steps taken by the government in the recent past in terms of eliminating the roadblocks and making the immigration to Canada smooth and trouble free for the immigrants. He also reaffirmed the governments commitment to make all permanent residents, the citizens of Canada as well as ensuring that more and more families reunite in the country.

Key Steps Taken By the Liberal Government to make Immigration easy

Canadian government has taken several steps in last one year to make immigration smooth and trouble free and to facilitate family reunification in the country. Some of these key steps are:

  • Minimum immigration target of 300,000 for year 2016 and 2017
  • Express Entry reforms in November 2016
  • Introduction of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
  • Key Changes in Express Entry System on June 6, 2017
  • Introduction of Global Skills Strategy (GSS)

The government of Canada has also increased the share of economic immigration considerably under the Immigration Plan 2017. The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited close to 50,000 people through federal express entry system, courtesy key changes made in the system and reduced qualifying marks.

Also Read- New Changes to Express Entry CRS System are now Applicable

Soft on Family Reunification

Making family reunification smooth has also been the key objective of the government, which also justified by the government during its tenure. The decision of doubling the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) application intake from 5,000 to 10,000, reducing the family visa processing time to one year, and removal of the conditional permanent residence provision for certain sponsored spouses were a few of the key steps government implemented to make family reunification easy in Canada.

Best time to plan Canada Immigration

In view of all the above steps taken by Canadian government to make immigration smooth in Canada, its the best time to plan Canada Immigration. If you apply for Canada PR now, you stand the best chance of obtaining the same.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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