Immigrants Heading to Canada

Immigrants Heading to Canada

( – New data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that, while immigration to the US has slowed, it’s on the rise for our northern neighbors.

Between 2015 and 2019, the number of people migrating to Canada rose by 26%. In the US, legal immigration declined by 7% from 2016 to 2018.

As Canada’s numbers rise, America’s numbers are expected to fall. While the Trump administration is focused on getting quality, educated immigrants to come to the United States, Canada is taking a more open approach.

According to Ahmed Hussen, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, by next year his country will have increased the number of immigrants to 350,000 per year. They are hoping that the influx of immigrants will help fill out their declining workforce.

We’ll keep you updated on how these different approaches affect each country over the next year.

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