Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued a report in which it states its intention to admit between 240,000 and 265,000 permanent residents in 2013, as it has done every year for the last seven years.
Jason Kenney, the Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and
Multiculturalism Minister said 'newcomers bring their skills and talents,
contribute to our economy and help renew our workforce so that Canada remains
competitive on the world stage'.
Today, CIC presented its Annual
Report to Parliament on Immigration 2012 in the Canadian parliament. The
report has not yet been released. CIC states that the main change from previous
years is an expansion of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
was established in 2008. Its purpose is to offer a pathway from temporary
resident status to permanent resident status for highly skilled migrants
including students and skilled workers.
The programme has grown
steadily since it was established. In 2009, 2,500 people gained permanent
residence. This grew to around 6,000 in 2011. CIC hopes to offer permanent
status to 10,000 people.
The admissions targets for other immigration
programs have not been announced.
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