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Canada Aims High for Immigration Plans

Nov 04. 2020

Canada’s Immigration Levels Plans for 2021-2023 have been released by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. The plans detail Canada’s extensive focus on immigration to drive economic recovery from the effects of the pandemic. The intention is to welcome 1,233,000 new permanent residents over the next three years. This record setting number will see more than 400,000 new residents per year.

Canada is not only battling the effects of the pandemic but also has an aging population and low birth rate all of which could have a negative fiscal impact if there is not a large enough young, tax paying workforce coming through. Focussing heavily on immigration is part of the country’s long standing and future looking approach to enabling economic growth for future decades.

The plans are ambitious and in fact Canada has not exceeded 400,000 new immigrants into the country since 1913. The plans unveiled last week, look to exceed this figure every year for the next three years.

In line with their immigration plans over the past few years, almost 60% of the new permanent residents moving to Canada will be sought through the economic immigration pathways for skilled workers. In particular, over 100,000 of the immigrants are expected to come each year from Canada’s ‘Express Entry System’ and 80,000 from ‘Provincial Nominee Programs; whereby the provinces and territories nominate newcomers relocating to Canada who meet certain economic/ demographic criteria.

With almost four decades of experience of shipping household effects and vehicles to and from all parts of Canada, our International Team are on hand to discuss plans for a future relocation to Canada. If you would like further information on changes to immigration, our advisors can also sign post you in the right direction. Contact us on 01902 714555, sales@burkebros.co.uk and take a look at our dedicated moving to Canada page.

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