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New immigration plan insufficient to meet Canada’s needs, experts say

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 9:29 AM | By Ian Burns

Experts are saying the federal government’s recent rollout of a “historic” new multi-year immigration plan gives the system clarity but falls short of what the nation really needs in terms of new residents.

Andrew Carvajal, Desloges Law GroupMinister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen unveiled the plan Nov. 1. It calls for 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, increasing that number to 330,000 by 2019 and 340,000 by 2020.

“This historic multi-year immigration levels plan will benefit all Canadians because immigrants will contribute their talents...