Canadian Government to Support Economic Recovery Through Immigration

Published On: November 5, 2020

Breaking News

The Canadian Government recently announced a major commitment to support economic recovery through increased immigration. Their press release references the important contribution immigrants make towards community wellness. Canadians across the country can learn more about the benefits for local communities through the #ImmigrationMatters campaign by the IRCC. You may be wondering, how does the announcement affect individuals who are working through the immigration process? What does the new plan mean for immigration lawyers and consultants?

Interview with Ron McKay

In our exclusive interview, immigration expert Ron McKay reflects on the new levels plans and the seven key highlights from the recent announcement. He brings a wealth of insight to the conversation, with over thirty years of experience working in immigration law. Ron McKay is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) and a Past Chair of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Notably, he is also the current director of the Immigration Practitioner Centre at Ashton College.


As broken down in the interview, the seven highlights of the new government plan include:

  • an increase in admissions over the 3 years
  • a focus on economic growth
  • a continued focus on addressing diverse labour and demographic needs
  • a renewed commitment to efficiency and digital transformation in the immigration system
  • promoting the growth of Francophone communities outside of Quebec
  • the Economic Mobility Pathways Project, an innovative approach to help qualified refugees apply through economic immigration pathways
  • a pathway to permanent residency for eligible asylum claimants who were working on the front lines of the pandemic

Overall, Ron McKay describes how the plan looks to the future and acknowledges the importance of increasing immigration over the next three years, in order to make up for the shortfall caused by the global pandemic. Connect with us on social media and stay engaged as the conversation continues to develop.


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