Pandemic reveals strengths and ‘fault lines’ in Canada’s immigration system

March 25, 2021

Maple leaf on immigration application

Canada’s population growth has stopped, and all future growth will solely rely on immigration, according to data from Statistics Canada.

“Over the next three years, the Canadian government intends to bring the population equivalent of the province of Manitoba to Canada through permanent resident streams and steps must be taken to ensure success,” said Western University’s Victoria Esses.

In a policy briefing released by the Royal Society of Canada, a research team – co-led by Esses and by Jean McRae from the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria – provides an overview of Canada’s immigration system prior to the pandemic, and the policies and programs that should be put in place to support immigrant selection, settlement, and integration moving forward.

Read the full story by Jeff Renaud here