Canada Wants To Welcome 1 Million More Immigrants Over 3 Years (The Number Is Actually Much Higher)

ABC News: Canada wants 1 million more immigrants over next 3 years

In 2017, Canada welcomed almost 300,000 permanent residents.

Canada, a nation of not quite 37 million people, wants to add more than 1 million immigrants through 2021.

"Thanks in great part to the newcomers we have welcomed throughout our history, Canada has developed into the strong and vibrant country we all enjoy," Ahmed Hussen, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, wrote in an annual report to Parliament. "Immigrants and their descendants have made immeasurable contributions to Canada, and our future success depends on continuing to ensure they are welcomed and well-integrated."

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Update: Canada wants to welcome more than 1 million new immigrants in the next three years (CNN)

WNU Editor: These numbers tell only a part of the story. They do not include international students studying in Canada who apply for Canadian citizenship when they finish their degrees (there are 350,000 international student each year in Canada)). Nor do these numbers include work visas given to foreigners to work in Canada (and the number is hundreds of thousands per year), who also usually end up taking Canadian citizenship. From what I have heard .... the real number is closer to 2 million (and maybe more) immigrants becoming Canadians, and not 1 million over the next three years. The impact of this open border policy is already being felt in Canada's major cities. These people have to live somewhere, hence housing and rents are becoming out of reach even more so for most Canadians. I can only speak for Montreal where I live, and rents here have exploded in he past few years, and purchasing a house on the island of Montreal is now next to impossible for most families. I know the Trudeau government believes this is a winning issue for them in this year's election. But in Montreal where I live .... and Montreal is a Trudeau stronghold, there is no support for this, and outside of Montreal in the province of Quebec, even less so.

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