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CANADA OPEN TO RAMPING UP RECORD IMMIGRATION, NEW MINISTER SAYS

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CANADA OPEN TO RAMPING UP RECORD IMMIGRATION, NEW MINISTER SAYS

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new immigration minister plans to maintain, and even ramp up, Canada’s efforts to grow the nation’s labor force with foreign workers. Sean Fraser, who was appointed to the post in October after Trudeau’s Liberals won re-election, said the government is on track to exceed its goal of offering permanent residency to 401,000 people this year. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Fraser said he’s even prepared to increase immigrant targets — currently set...

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CANADA ADDS MOST NEW RESIDENTS IN YEARS AS RESTRICTIONS EASE

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CANADA ADDS MOST NEW RESIDENTS IN YEARS AS RESTRICTIONS EASE

Canada welcomed the largest number of newcomers in years in July amid an improving Covid-19 backdrop, which allowed the government to begin easing travel restrictions for new arrivals. The nation admitted 39,500 permanent residents during the month, according to the immigration ministry. That’s the highest monthly total since at least 2015 and is on top of the nearly 35,700 permanent residents in June. Canada has granted permanent residency to 184,205 people in the first seven months of the...

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