Our continued prosperity depends on an expanded and effective immigration system
With the recent announcement of immigration targets the government has taken an important step in the right direction. The next step is more challenging and requires sufficiently resourced processes to facilitate timely immigration and, most importantly, settlement support systems to ensure new residents and citizens have the best opportunity to integrate and contribute to society.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen. Canada has a proud track record of welcoming newcomers; one million immigrants arrived to Canada through Pier 21 in Halifax, N.S., from 1928 and 1971 and most recently Canadian communities opened their doors to over 40,000 Syrian refugees.The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade