Canada’s Immigration Minister John McCallum stated the goal of significantly increasing immigration to Canada, saying it is necessary to fill the country’s labour needs and rise to the demographic challenges faced by an aging population.

He has also forcasted significant changes in Canada’s immigration law and policy under the Liberal Government. ( See our blog “Sweeping Changes…” ).

Earlier this year, the government of Canada unveiled its Immigration Plan for 2016 projecting that Canada would welcome approximately 300,000 new permanent residents this year. This is the highest projected immigration level in decades, and around a seven percent increase on the 2015 plan.

The 2016 plan marks an increase of about 20,000 in the total number of new permanent residents to be admitted, relative to 2015. Indeed, the 2015 plan also saw an increase of 20,000 over the previous year. Consequently, the 2016 target is about 40,000 higher than that for 2014.

The plan calls for between 280,000 and 305,000 permanent residents to be allowed into Canada in 2016. Calling it the country’s highest targeted number of new immigrants in modern times.

The plan is supposed to be tabled each November for the following year, but the one for 2016 was delayed by the general election and change of government around that time last year.

Economic immigration supports the country’s global competitiveness by inviting experienced professionals, tradespersons, business investors and others.

If you are interested in coming to Canada as an investor…there are many possibilities available to you. The Self Employed immigration stream offers permananet residency for those with agricultural experience who desire to purchase and run such an enterprise in Canada.

Contact us and ask for our free “Agricultrual Investment Package.” We are anxious to welcome you to Canada!