Canada launches online immigration consultation

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has launched online consultations on the appropriate level of immigration for Canada and the most suitable mix between economic, family class and protected persons.

‘Immigration has been a sustaining feature of Canada’s history and continues to play an important role in building our country,’ he said. Canada has one of the highest per capita rates of permanent immigration in the world, roughly 0.8% in recent years, and has welcomed 3.5 million immigrants in the last 15 years.

‘The online consultation provides an important opportunity to gather input from stakeholders and the public on key questions facing CIC. This is also a chance to highlight some of the considerations and difficult choices involved in managing a global immigration system,’ explained Kenney.

In planning for the total number of people to admit as permanent residents, CIC not only balances immigration objectives but also considers several other factors, including broader government commitments, input from provinces and territories, and current and future economic conditions.