In recent times, Canada has risen in the charts of popularity when it comes to being an immigrant-friendly country. With its accommodating policies and global attitude, Canada is becoming a dream destination for skilled professionals especially with the current situation in the US.
The toughening of American immigration policies has turned out to be a boon for Canada because it is now inviting more skilled talent that would help improve the economy.
The Immigration Minister of Canada, Ahmed Hussen, has said that the minimum threshold for fresh immigrants to Canada will now be set at 300,000. He has assured that 2018 will definitely see the acceptance of more fresh immigrants than 2017 as they will not let the figure drop under any circumstance.
The threshold was hence fixed based on the figure of the previous year. The immigration intake was 300,000 in 2017. According to Ahmed Hussen, they will make this figure the new standard threshold for Canadian immigration so that more and more people are encouraged to send in their applications. Canada is willing to take in more immigrants than the set threshold.
The Annual Immigration plan of Government of Canada drawn up for the year 2018 has already been placed in the House of Commons.
According to the Immigration Minister of Canada, the government took in just fresh immigrants 260,000 in 2016. 2017 saw a significant rise from that figure. The rise was caused by an increasing desire for family reunions among the citizens and a demand for skilled employees. The maximum number of immigrants is slated to be accepted through the economic class.