If you’re looking to immigrate, now is a great time to consider making Canada your new country of residence – the nation hopes to welcome one-million immigrants between 2018 and 2020 to help offset its aging population and give its labour force a boost.
The Canadian Parliament recently announced its plans to add more than one-million new permanent residents by 2020. That’s nearly one percent of the country’s population for each year.
Based on the Canadian government’s own reports, Canada received 310 000 new permanent residents in 2018 and plans to welcome 330 000 more in 2019 and 340 000 in 2020.
In order to qualify you are required to have at least one year of post-secondary education, one year of full-time paid work experience and fluency in English or French.
“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,” said Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC).