Kenney in consultations over Canadian immigration levels
The Federal Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, has launched a series of consultations across Canada in order to discuss immigration issues.
Mr Kenney will meet immigration industry players and members of the public to discuss such matters as immigration levels, including the appropriate level of immigration for Canada, and the most suitable mix between economic, family class and protected person centered visas.
The first sessions took place in Calgary on July 12th and July 18th, and Toronto on July 20th and Montreal on July 22nd. In addition to these sessions, there will also be online consultations in the summer, which will be open to the public.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is responsible for determining the total number of people to admit to Canada as permanent residents. In doing so, it balances both immigration objectives and other factors, such as government commitments, input from provinces and territories and current and future economic conditions.
By providing immigration stakeholders and the public the opportunity to provide input, CIC says it will share some of the considerations and difficult choices entailed within the migration system.