Immigrants need more support to succeed in Canada
While the federal government’s new three-year plan to increase immigration levels is admirable, it needs to be accompanied by increased federal supports to ensure that newcomers succeed upon arrival in Canada.
Ottawa’s immigration plan, which was reaffirmed in its most recent fiscal update, plans to recover from the downturn in 2020 by targeting 401,000 new arrivals in 2021, and an additional 10,000 immigrants each year through the end of 2023. The federal government has also allocated $72.1 million to transition from a paper-based immigration system to a new digital platform, and $15 million to expand existing supports for skilled newcomers who work in health, information technology, and the skilled trades.
Original Article Source Credits: Ipolitics, https://ipolitics.ca/
Article Written By: Erin Rose
Original Article Posted on: Jan 6, 2021
Link to Original Article: https://ipolitics.ca/2021/01/06/immigrants-need-more-support-to-succeed-in-canada/