Canada’s immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, is a Somali. “Statistics Canada census numbers released Wednesday revealed the number of immigrants in Canada has reached its highest rate in a century.”
Canada’s immigration minister says Canada will welcome at least as many immigrants next year as it is in 2017.
The government’s plan for annual immigration levels, which was set at 300,000 for this year, is expected to be tabled in the House of Commons next week.
Immigration minister Ahmed Hussen told The House that the government will not go below that level next year.
“Three hundred thousand is now our new normal,” he said, while not closing the door to a higher number for 2018.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Canada (CA) is estimated to have a population of 36.4 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.9 million.