15 July 2011

Federal minister seeks input on Canadian immigration levels

In an effort to get national feedback on Canadian immigration issues, the Federal Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, has launched a series of consultations across the country.

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CIC will be meeting with stakeholders and the public to discuss Canadian immigration issues.

Minister Kenney will be meeting with Canadian immigration stakeholders and 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 persons.

The first session took place in Calgary on July 12, with future sessions to be held in Vancouver on July 18, Toronto on July 20 and Montreal on July 22. 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.

Through providing immigration stakeholders and the public the opportunity to provide input, CIC says it will share some of the considerations and difficult choices involved in managing a global immigration system. 

The Canadian Visa Bureau is an independent migration consultancy specialising in helping people make their Canada Visa application to the Canadian Embassy.

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