Canada to continue immigration increases, Mendicino announces

OTTAWA — The federal government is continuing with slight increases to the number of immigrants Canada will accept over the next three years.

Federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino (FILE PHOTO)

Federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino released the planned immigration levels from this year until 2022 today.

He says Canada will admit 341,000 people in 2020, 351,000 next year and 361,000 in 2022.

In 2019, 341,000 permanent residents were admitted to Canada, exceeding the government’s target.

The Liberals’ latest immigration plan also includes pledges to follow through on a number of commitments they made on the file during the fall election campaign.

Those included creating a new program to resettle human rights advocates, journalists and aid workers at risk abroad.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 13, 2020.

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