Canada plans to bring back more than 1.2 million new migrants over the next three years. On Friday, the country’s central immigration minister Marco Mendicino said the plan was to fill the labor market deficit affected by the coronovirus epidemic and boost the economy. Qatar-based Al Jazeera reports.
Speaking to reporters in the capital Ottawa, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said the government’s target is 41,000 new permanent residents in 2021, another 411,000 in 2022 and another 421,000 in 2023.
Marco Mendicino said that Canada needed more workers and that the way to get through immigration. “Before the epidemic, the goal was to keep the economy moving through immigration,” he said. Now it is generally important. “
Robert Falcona, a researcher at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and immigration policy on a refugee, wrote in a tweet on Friday that if the government could meet the target, it would set a record for immigration over the next three years from 1911 .
Ottawa released details of the plan, stating that it would welcome 232,500 new migrants to join the economy in 2021, as well as 135,000 family members currently living in Canada. The refugees and other protected people will take 59 thousand five hundred people. In addition, another five thousand five hundred people will be taken for humanitarian reasons.
Canada’s immigration system has long been viewed as a model. Historically the country has already accepted skilled workers as well as refugees and willing family people.
In March of this year, Canada closed its borders to most migrants due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. Throughout August, the country welcomed one lakh 26,425 new arrivals. However, the number of welcome people is less than half of the target of 341,000 set for 2020. In addition to the growing inequality caused by the Corona epidemic, the long-standing problems of Canada’s immigration system are also increasing.
Many refugees and refugees in the country face weak workplaces. Many major Canadian industries, such as healthcare, food processing and farms, rely on workers whose precautionary immigration status puts them at risk of persistence.
Movements in the country have intensified in the last few months, demanding permanent immigration status for these workers. Many of these workers work in situations where there is a risk of Kovid-19 infection.